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Readers share Budget 'wish list' online

A new section looking at the regional issues in the Budget has been launched at The Budget section includes the latest news in the run-up to the Chancellor’s speech tomorrow as well as the key issues likely to affect

Launch of new Sunday Sentinel

The three sections of the launch edition of the Sunday Sentinel Sitting on the shelves of newsagents and supermarkets around North Staffordshire yesterday was a new player in the Sunday paper market. Sentinel Sunday, the first new Sunday paper to

Prescott praises Manchester campaign

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has praised the Manchester Evening News for its determined campaigning as he confirmed government cash backing for a massive expansion plan for Greater Manchester’s Metrolink tram system. The paper’s pre-Budget exclusive revealing the good news

Budget first for Hastings trainees

SEVEN trainee journalists from The Editorial Centre, Hastings, did their papers proud when they covered yesterday’s Budget live on a website. It was a first for the centre which has previously put trainees through their paces by producing written copy

Trainees online for The Budget

Trainee journalists at the Editorial Centre, Hastings, are setting up a website to cover Gordon Brown’s third Budget tomorrow. The site will carry local reaction to the Budget measures as well as the details. It is part of the 46th

Tax campaign fuelled by title

More than 5,000 coupons urging Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown to cut fuel tax have been returned to the Grimsby Evening Telegraph. The newspaper is backing the Federation of Small Businesses in Lincolnshire which hopes to persuade the Chancellor

Why doesn't cannabis affect politicians?

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Why doesn’t cannabis have any effect on embryonic politicians? I ask this because every single MP who admits to having dabbled with the drug insists that they only tried it once

Liar, liar, pants on fire

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Aye Carumba! I disappear to my villa in Spain for ten days and the whole country grinds to a halt. Anyone would have thought that we’d finally declared war on the

Marvellous lunacy

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Have I got this right? If we refuse to pay over £1 a litre for petrol, then Mr Blah will have to close down all the hospitals and sack all the

Beggars beware

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post London is currently plagued by Eastern European women clutching babies to their breasts and begging for money. I hear that as attitudes harden in the capital, these so-called refugees may well