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TV spotlight on Plymouth paper

Editor Barrie Williams outside the Western Morning News nautical glass HQ A six-part TV documentary about the Western Morning News begins next month. Called Hold The Front Page (no relation to this website) it will be screened in Carlton’s West

Charity amazed by response to Mozambique appeal

Charity officials have been overwhelmed by the response of Western Morning News readers to an appeal for cash to ease suffering in flood-ravaged Mozambique. In 10 days, readers used coupons printed in the WMN to pledge £16,523 to the United

Editor takes campaigners to to meet Defence Secretary

The Citizen has taken its campaign to save the Glorious Glosters’ famous regimental Back Badge to Westminster. The Gloucester newspaper took a group of Back Badge supporters – both young and elderly – to London for a face-to-face meeting with

Editors join forces to reverse 'baffling' proposal

The Gloucestershire Echo has joined forces with its sister paper The Citizen to send an open letter to lobby Fire & Rescue Service Minister Nick Raynsford. Editors Anita Syvret and Ian Mean invited the minister to see for himself the

Citizen writes to PM asking for minister for elderly

The editor of The Citizen has written to the Prime Minister asking him to appoint a minister for the elderly. The move comes as part of the Gloucester paper’s campaign for better rights for pensioners after the death of 88-year-old

Citizen power might sweep away guns

The Citizen has launched a campaign to sweep guns off the streets of Gloucester. It follows the release of figures that show that gun crime has risen 35 per cent nationwide in the past year, with 47 guns seized in