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Press delivers Westminster petition

A petition from the York Evening Press asking the Government to call for the release of a jailed aid worker in India has been presented at Westminster. The Evening Press has collected almost 5,500 signatures, including that of editor Liz

Call for Govt help unanswered

Tony Blair has turned down a newspaper request to discuss the future of a deaf charity worker, jailed on drugs charges in India. The York Evening Press asked the PM if he would meet political reporter Adam Nichols to receive

Regional press news in brief

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Murdered cameraman began career at Evening Star

Tributes have been paid by former regional press colleagues to journalist Simon Cumbers, who was murdered by terrorists in Saudi Arabia at the weekend. He began work as a reporter but retrained later in his career to become a cameraman

Foreign Secretary Straw pens Evening Telegraph war diary

Jack Straw may have been busy during the past week or so… but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t made time for his local newspaper. Despite being centre stage in the most tense of world crises, the Foreign Secretary is writing

Regional press 'performing with distinction' – Jack Straw

The Foreign Secretary Jack Straw has hailed the regional press as a “pillar of British democracy”. He made the comments as he spoke to regional newspaper editors and executives at the annual Newspaper Conference lunch, chaired by Yorkshire Post political

Jack Straw to be guest of honour at Society lunch

Jack Straw is to be the guest of honour at a Newspaper Society lunch on April 1. The Foreign Secretary will address members of the Newspaper Conference, regional newspaper editors, chief executives and their guests, at the Conference annual lunch.

Jack Straw praises crime feature

A crimebusting column in a weekly Norfolk newspaper has come in for praise from Home secretary Jack Straw. The Lynn News launched the Crimebusters column last year – and it has already prompted a number of calls to the police

Petition for photographer's release

A news photographer arrested while covering a Greenpeace demonstration against America’s “Star Wars” missile testing is hoping lawyers can win permission for his return home pending trial. Steve Morgan faces up to six years in prison following his arrest at

Blunkett asks readers what they think

Gloucester Citizen readers are being urged to tell the Home Secretary if they don’t agree with “soft” sentencing of criminals in the county courts. David Blunkett has been in contact with the paper about his plans to overhaul the criminal

Minister backs Mail on hooligan stance

The Home Office minister responsible for anti-social behaviour orders is backing the Hartlepool Mail’s stance on identifying young troublemakers. Twice the courts have banned the paper from naming youngsters who have been handed the orders. And twice the Mail has