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Evening Telegraph makes plea for 'show of solidarity'

The Derby Evening Telegraph has stepped up its campaign against the announced closure of 16 post offices in the city centre. The petition, Don’t rip the heart out of our community, has received front-page exposure on three occasions, in a

Echo's support for 'whistle-blower'

The Lincolnshire Echo has launched a campaign in support of a council ‘whistle-blower’ after it emerged he had been told to stay away from work. Lincolnshire County Council chief executive David Bowles gave evidence in the trial of jailed former

"Keep Keith" – says the Echo

The Lincolnshire Echo has revealed that Lincoln City manager Keith Alexander looks set to quit the team for Peterborough. And it’s started up a “Keep Keith” campaign to try to persuade the long-serving Imps man to stay. The rallying cry

Power station demolition follows Echo campaign

Demolition workers have begun knocking down one of Lincoln’s most infamous eyesores in a move which marks victory for the Lincolnshire Echo’s Clean it Up campaign. The demolition comes 26 years after the St Swithin’s Power Station was vacated. The

Reporter's firearms purchase rocks authorities

The Lincolnshire Echo has started a campaign to Ban Replica Guns following an increase in armed incidents in the county over the past five years. In 1997-98, the county police’s armed response unit was called out to 29 incidents, with

Community plan fails – so now Echo pleads: "Save the Imps"

The Lincolnshire Echo is pleading with readers to donate cash to a fighting fund to secure the future of ailing Lincoln City FC. The paper reported on Thursday how the club was seeking permission to go into administration. And for

Echo's speed plea sees results

A safety campaign spearheaded by the Lincolnshire Echo has resulted in new speed limits outside some of the county’s schools. The Slow Down campaign aimed to get drivers to cut their speeds and make it safer for children going to

Powerful Tory exposed by battling paper

An evening paper fought to win the right to expose a council leader who it says was found to rule using “improper pressure”. The Lincolnshire Echo devoted eight pages to an auditors’ report on Coun Jim Speechley, leader of the

Council to act on paper's speed plea

A county council has agreed to discuss imposing 20mph speed limits outside schools as a result of a campaign in the local newspaper. The Lincolnshire Echo’s Slow Down initiative began last month to cut drivers’ speeds outside schools and raise

Echo on the lookout for danger

The Lincolnshire Echo is spearheading a campaign to get drivers to cut their speeds and make it safer for children going to school. The Slow Down campaign is asking drivers to think carefully when they are driving near schools, cut

Echo enlists readers to offer support to America's victims

The Lincolnshire Echo is enlisting the help of its readers to offer support for the victims of the New York and Washington terrorist attacks. The paper is asking its readers to write personal messages to bereaved families, as part of

Echo leads county quest

The Lincolnshire Echo is hailing the latest success in its campaign to secure a new museum for Lincoln and Lincolnshire. A total of around £5m is set to be released by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which means the £11m

Campaign to keep city's heritage

The Lincolnshire Echo has launched a campaign to ask the public what should be done with the city’s historic King Richard II sword. They were faced with the choice of keeping the city’s historic treaure – or selling it off

Life-saver courses to be run by the Echo

Readers are being asked to step forward to learn how to save a life. The Lincolnshire Echo is to give everyone in the county the chance to learn first aid skills – if they are willing to spend two hours

Dramatic start to Echo campaign

A chilling display by firefighters gave the Lincolnshire Echo’s new road safety campaign a dramatic launch. Members of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue gave onlookers a glimpse of the equipment and procedures used to rescue victims of horrific road crashes. The

Career that developed for 45 years

Page 1 of 2 Photographer Peter Washbourne is celebrating 45 years in journalism, and remembered them for his weekly column in the Lincolnshire Echo. This week I am celebrating something of a milestone in my life. When I “retired” in