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Donation helps appeal reach half way

A donation to the Scunthorpe Telegraph-backed Lindsey Lodge Hospice Appeal has meant the total is now more than £750,000. The donation from The Rugby Group Benevolent Fund, an independent charitable trust associated with Rugby Cement, pushed the total over the

Save Scunthorpe steel,pleads Telegraph

As the fate of hundreds of Scunthorpe steelworkers hung in the balance, the Scunthorpe Telegraph published an open letter to the chairman of steel company Corus. The paper appealed to Sir Brian Moffat to minimise job cuts at the Scunthorpe

Trainees' 100 per centpass rate

The first set of students on Grimsby College’s NVQ level four in newspaper journalism have completed the course with a 100 per cent pass rate. A presentation to congratulate them was attended by Grimsby Telegraph editor Peter Moore and Lincolnshire

Panel shows people rely on the Telegraph

A survey in North Lincolnshire has given the thumbs-up to the Scunthorpe Telegraph with nine out of ten people saying they use the paper to find out about their local council. The survey showed 86 per cent of the 1,106

Telegraph "spin" boosts interest

The regional paper for North Lincolnshire has been praised for its work to highlight the options available for the future of local government in the area. A poll to decide how the district council should be run resulted in more

Life is sweet

Sister Northcliffe Newspaper titles, the Grimsby and Scunthorpe Evening Telegraphs, are carrying a lively new supplement – which represents the best of co-operation between the editorial and advertising departments. Called Life the new health, fashion, family, fitness and lifetsyle publication

1947 freeze was his big break

Former Scunthorpe Telegraph journalist Phil Wrack, who became the deputy editor of the News of the World, has died aged 71 after losing his battle against leukaemia. Mr Wrack was educated at the Henderson Avenue Primary and the Scunthorpe Modern

New degree course for would-be journalists

THE Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph is the latest newspaper to link up with the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside to offer a scholarship in journalism. HoldTheFrontPage reported on February 7 how the Hull Daily Mail and the Lincolnshire Echo had both

Where Wally was an old friend

Scunthorpe Telegraph production editor Nigel Fisher remembers a spooky experience. The ghost which so unnerved residents of 56 Wrawby Street, Brigg, in the 1960s was reputed to be able to cross through the adjoining wall into No57 – home to

Council's photo access rule is reversed

A district council has approved a regulation to block the press from taking photos in the council chamber without prior permission. Previously, journalists were not required to ask for approval from North Lincolnshire Council – and the Scunthorpe Telegraph was

PM praises Post Office campaign

Prime Minister Tony Blair has written a letter praising the Scunthorpe Telegraph for its campaign to highlight the plight of local post offices. Hundreds of readers responded with support for sub-postmasters in North Lincolnshire after plans for a shake-up of

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Round-up of the latest regional newspaper campaigns fighting for their local communities

Sister titles' campaign exposes court fine dodgers

A campaign by the Scunthorpe and Grimsby Telegraphs to name and shame criminals with outstanding court payments has resulted in an offender coming forward in less than 24 hours. The sister papers have teamed up with local magistrates’ courts to