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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

Regional press news in brief

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

'Health tax' abolition bid renewed

Two newspapers are redoubling their efforts in a campaign to get a “tax on ill health” abolished. Nine months on from the launch of the Axe the Toll on Health campaign, the Scunthorpe Telegraph and the Grimsby Telegraph are calling

Telegraph drive to ensure children Stay Safe

The Scunthorpe Telegraph is publishing a week-long series of articles highlighting dangerous local areas of which children and parents should be aware. The Stay Safe campaign is trying to raise awareness to arm parents and children with the knowledge to

Telegraph set to be a life-saver

The Scunthorpe Telegraph is to give away 100 free smoke alarms after a young flat owner tragically burnt to death. Police say the premature death of the 19-year-old man could have been avoided if there had been batteries fitted in

Toll tonic could bring relief for patients

A tax on the sick and their relatives could be abolished in a review by the Humber Bridge board, which currently charges people who have to visit hospital on the other side of the river. The Grimsby and Scunthorpe Telegraphs