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Hospice fund nets £365 a day

An appeal to raise money for a new day care centre for the terminally ill in Lincolnshire has got off to a fantastic start. Generous readers have donated money to the Lincolnshire Echo campaign at a rate of £365 a

Campaign could result in award

The Lincolnshire Echo’s anti-litter campaign has had such a large response that the city has entered Britain’s Cleanest City contest for the first time. The newspaper launched the campaign in an effort to make the place tidier. And the appeal

Vulcan flight plan on course

Readers of the Lincolnshire Echo have donated £25,000 towards a campaign to return the world’s last flying Vulcan bomber to the skies. The newspaper is leading efforts to raise £1.5m to restore the historic delta wing plane, which currently rests

Extra news for Lincs rail passengers

A Trainwatch column has been launched by the Lincolnshire Echo in response to a readers’ demand for more information. The new feature has proved particularly helpful in the current rail crisis. The column gives readers vital information about changes to

Echo's £1m hospice appeal launched

Readers are being asked to raise the funds to build a £1m hospice day care centre for Lincoln. The Lincolnshire Echo is leading the appeal for the last £250,000 needed for the St Barnabas Hospice project. A £471,000 grant of

Journalists lead York plea to Save Ryedale From Flooding

A £5.3m bill to prevent flooding in villages north of York would be a price worth paying – according to the York Evening Press. The Press has launched a new campaign to Save Ryedale From Flooding, after a disastrous flood

1,600 readers say no to sculpture

A phone poll organised by the Lincolnshire Echo showed that 1,686 people were opposed to plans for a controversial £90,000 Millennium Arch sculpture – but 11 city councillors have still voted for it to go ahead. The proposed arch would

Bid to cut death toll

The Lincolnshire Echo is backing a move to get agencies working together in a bid to cut the death toll on the county’s roads. Despite a Staying Alive road safety campaign, 104 people died on Lincolnshire’s roads last year, and

Wait for news on Lottery bid

A decision has been made on whether Lincoln has won funding for a new City and County Museum. But the people of Lincolnshire won’t be finding out the result until August 9. The Lincolnshire Echo has backed a campaign for

Save a life – for the price of a packet of cigarettes

An ambitious campaign has been launched to put smoke alarms in every house in Lincolnshire. The Lincolnshire Echo has teamed up with the county’s fire brigade to help save lives. Their campaign is calling on local businesses to sponsor smoke

Arrows to hit home

A Lincolnshire Echo campaign to bring the Red Arrows back to their spiritual home at RAF Scampton is nearing its conclusion. The aerobatic display team has named the date it will return to the air base north of Lincoln. Scampton

Verging on the ridiculous…it's no mow in Lincoln

A row between politicians in the idyllic Roman city of Lincoln has led the Lincolnshire Echo to launch its Supergrass campaign. Not to do with drugs, not the rock group and not snitching to the police – but the green

Echo dedicates nine pages to Parking Mad roll of honour

The strength of feeling over car parking price hikes at Lincoln County Hospital has been demonstrated through the pages of the Lincolnshire Echo. Over the past few weeks the newspaper has been inundated with letters of protest over the new

Victory for Mercury's battlefield fight

Helped by 2,000 protest letters from readers, the Leicester Mercury has succeeded in stopping rubbish dumping on a famous First World War battlefield site. Thousands of British men – including 500 from Leicestershire – lost their lives near the northern

Meaty issue gets Lincs to fight for its links

A newspaper has launched a sizzling campaign to give the Lincolnshire sausage protected status. The Lincolnshire Echo’s Save Our Sausages campaign is in support of local butchers who are calling for only sausages actually made in the county to have

Newspaper 'stunned' as readers go parking mad

Readers of the Lincolnshire Echo have gone ‘parking mad’ over price hikes in car parking charges at Lincoln County Hospital. The newspaper has been inundated with letters since new fees were introduced by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and