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Papers claim victory in killer drivers battle

The Birmingham Evening Mail is claiming a victory in its battle to jail drink and drug killer drivers for life. An amendment to the Government’s Criminal Justice Bill has been tabled to increase the maximum sentences for causing death by

Newspapers link up to push for life sentences

A Midlands newspaper is joining forces with a sister publication on Tyneside to campaign for life sentences for drink drivers who kill. The Birmingham Evening Mail launched its campaign to reflect growing local concern of what is seen as leniency

30,000 back paper's joyriding proposal

More than 30,000 people have signed the Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s petition in support of its Justice for Rebecca campaign calling for a change in the law so that killer joyriders can be jailed for life. The newspaper launched the campaign

Chronicle says: Jail killer joyriders for life

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle is calling for the maximum sentence for death by dangerous driving to be increased so that joyriders and repeat offenders can be jailed for life. The North East newspaper has launched its Justice for Rebecca campaign

A business a day from the Chronicle

Tony Blair has backed the Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s campaign to create a business every day for a year. The Newcastle paper has launched the drive to boost the north east economy by highlighting 365 start-ups between now and next January.

Chronicle helping boy to walk tall

Readers of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle have raised £10,000 in just two weeks to help buy new legs for a four-year-old boy. The Chronicle’s Help Will Walk Tall campaign was launched to help raise £20,000 for William Hardy.He had both

11,000 back airgun fight

More than 11,000 readers have now backed the Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s petition to win a change in the law on airguns. The newspaper has joined forces with Gateshead Council to lobby Home Secretary David Blunkett into making it illegal to

Chronicle is targeting change

Readers have been firing petitions in to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle calling for tighter airgun controls. The paper teamed up with Gateshead Council to launch the push after a teenage girl was left blind in one eye after being hit

Chronicle helps "drug rape" warning get through

A campaign to stop sex attackers spiking the drinks of revellers in the North East has been hailed a success – thanks to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. Following an increase in druggings which was highlighted by the Chronicle, police blitzed

Chronicle helps date rape warning get through

A campaign to stop sex attackers spiking the drinks of revellers in the North East has been hailed a success – thanks to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. Following an increase in druggings which was highlighted by the Chronicle, police blitzed

Celebs bring sunshine to Tyneside

Kids’ favourites Ant and Dec top the list of stars backing the Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s chosen campaign. The jovial duo have agreed to become VIP patrons of the Sunshine Fund, a charity which aims to raise money for sick and

Mega-victory in Micra fight

Tony Blair has paid tribute to two North East papers for their part in the fight to get Nissan to build the new Micra in Sunderland. The Prime Minister sent his personal congratulations to both the Sunderland Echo and the

Chronicle wants to Keep the Micra in Britain

A campaign by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle to Keep the Micra in Britain, has been backed by hundreds of its readers. Bosses of Nissan’s global operation are set to decide in the next two weeks whether to build the new

Panto stars help Sunshine Fund

Panto stars have lent their support to the Sunshine Fund – the Newcastle Evening Chronicle appeal which helps sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in the North East. Families have been packing out the Tyne Theatre’s production of Sleeping Beauty, which