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WMN special marks flood anniversary

The Western Morning News has marked the 50th anniversary of the Lynmouth flood disaster with a special tribute to the 34 people who lost their lives in the worst ever disaster to hit the Westcountry during peacetime. A supplement produced

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The Ely Standard has been supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee’s fundraising appeal for countries in southern Africa facing famine with its Give Your Lunch to Africa Day.Readers and businesses were encouraged to donate the cost of their lunch for one

Journal marks tragedy anniversary

The 50th anniversary of the Lynton and Lynmouth flood disaster has been marked by a weekly newspaper with a special 12-page supplement. The North Devon Journal included the supplement in its August 15 edition, exactly 50 years after more than

Journal gets things moving

Major changes to a town’s gridlocked roads are being achieved thanks to the North Devon Journal. A scathing editorial in the paper last year, which called on authorities to do more to ease traffic problems in Barnstaple, prompted a forum

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A newspaper run entirely by young people in Stoke-on-Trent has won £25,000 to continue reaching out to its young readership.The Whisper is the only paper in the UK written and edited by teenagers and has been a runaway success in

Weekly secures holiday as time runs out

A Devon weekly that focused on a cancer sufferer’s poor treatment from a holiday firm moved local businessmen to provide a free holiday for her and her family. Annetta Lightburn booked a holiday after being told she had beaten the

One hundred in the hive

A Devon newspaper is celebrating after its community website notched up a century of participating groups. The North Devon Journal’s Beehive project gives all the community groups in the area a chance to create and maintain their own Internet site.

Names trawl reveals the unusual

The most popular babies’ names for 2000 have been identified by the North Devon Journal – after the newspaper surveyed a year of birth announcements. The survey revealed a mixture of traditional, unusual, Biblical and Celtic names, with Jack, Lucy

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The Echo is offering a £1,000 reward to help bring the man who attacked a Sunderland pensioner to justice.The 87-year-old was beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home and has been too ill to be interviewed by detectives. A

Journal relieves farmers' stress

The North Devon Journal teamed up with a local tourist attraction to host a day packed with family fun as an antidote to the doom and despair of the foot and mouth crisis. The event was for farmers and their

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Police seized a haul of dangerous video recorders, TVs and camcorders after an appeal in the Carmarthen Journal prompted two readers to supply information to the police.Officers pounced on a man trying to sell the goods, many of which had

Journal helping Devon markets to thrive

The North Devon Journal is helping to secure the future of markets in the Barnstaple area. New traders have been queuing up to join the markets, in particular the antique and craft markets, following an article in the Journal, which

Former Journal chairman dies aged 81

A former chairman of the old North Devon Journal-Herald has died aged 81. Hugh Trebble, whose newspaper career spanned more than 47 years, died in his sleep after suffering failing health for several weeks. Mr Trebble was general manager of

Journal to give kids a Grand Day Out

The North Devon Journal is offering youngsters affected by the troubles of the foot-and-mouth crisis a tonic, by throwing a party. The newspaper is laying on a free ‘Grand Day Out’ together with The Big Sheep animal centre and Let’s

Editor's job will be givento reader

Readers are to take over the editorship of a Devonshire paper for one week. The North Devon Journal is inviting readers to take control as part of Local Newspaper Week, which has been organised by the Newspaper Society. One person,

North Devon farmer fund tops £6,000

North Devon farmers hit by the foot and mouth epidemic are to receive more than £6,000 in crisis aid thanks to the North Devon Journal. The paper launched the North Devon Crisis Aid Appeal to help farm workers whose livelihoods