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Star plea for work on infamous bypass

The Sheffield Star has launched a petition to improve a by-pass which claimed the lives of two local boys. The four-year-olds were killed when the BMW their mother was driving collided with a lorry at Stocksbridge. The campaign comes after

Leaky homes licked with a little help from The Star

A council has agreed to patch up more than 180 leaky houses following a long-running campaign supported by the Sheffield Star. Originally, the council said it was not prepared to do repairs because it thought it would be throwing good

If in doubt, keep them out

Safety advice is set to go into thousands of homes for free thanks to an initiative from the Sheffield Star. The paper’s Beat the Bogus Callers campaign is distributing safety advice door hangers, packed with police-approved information and safety tips.

Good news on legs appeal

A girl will soon be able to walk with pride after a campaign to buy her a new pair of legs raised six times the expected amount. The Sheffield Star launched its Jamie-Leigh Griffiths appeal in November to improve the

Profits should be "top of the range" – Johnston

Johnston Press is predicting annual profits at the top of the range of current market estimates in its latest trading update. Advertising revenue has continued to grow, circulation of its weekly papers is up, and costs have been reined in

"Rare opportunity to acquire quality titles"

The £560m deal for Johnston Press to buy RIM will substantially increase the size of Johnston and create one of the UK’s largest regional newspaper groups, publishing more than 250 titles across England and Scotland. What Johnston heralds as a

Profits up at regional newspaper group

Regional Independent Media appears to have found an answer to the economic downturn, with an announcement of increased operating profits for 2001. Operating profit for the company as a whole increased by eight per cent to £44.1m and turnover by

Hat-trick for YEP

The Yorkshire Evening Post has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year for the third year in a row. The Leeds-based newspaper chalked up the hat-trick of wins at the annual Johnston Press awards, after winning praise from judges because

National award for Star man

Sheffield Star sports editor Martin Smith has scooped a national award. The journalist was named Regional Writer of the Year at the British Sports Journalism Awards, for a portflio of stories which included an exclusive on kidnap threats to Sheffield

Regional press in the running for top awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Bournemouth Daily Echo, Shields Gazette and Western Mail are among those in the running for a Newspaper Society award. The nominations are part of the Society’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, which include several

MBE surprise for journalist Peter

Regional journalist Peter Harvey is being rewarded for more than 50 years in the industry with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Peter, (67), is a columnist for the Sheffield Star and a well-known local historian. Peter Harvey He

Celebrations as journalists scoop annual awards

The Yorkshire Post has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year by Regional Independent Newspapers for its sparkling editorial content. The Yorkshire Evening Post, also owned by RIM, came a close second. Both awards were announced at the company’s annual

Regionals scoop top industry awards

Regional newspapers were among the winners at this year’s Association of Circulation Executives Press Awards announced in London. The awards recognise the work of circulation and distribution staff within the newspaper and magazine industry, and there were two categories specifically