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Be a Buddy, says Journal

The Newcastle Journal has launched a five-month campaign to stamp out bullying. The paper has joined forces with the region’s education chiefs to ask schoolchildren in Years 5 to 8 to help its campaign and Be a Buddy not a

Health group takes up Journal message

An in-depth special by the Journal into how the foot and mouth crisis affected the North of Britain has been taken up by a pressure group. The mental health group RuralMinds – dedicated to the well-being of people who live

Minister attacks calls for public inquiry

Rural Affairs Minister Alun Michael has hit out at the Newcastle Journal and its readers who are backing a campaign for a public inquiry into foot-and-mouth. So far 22,330 Journal readers have signed its petition calling for a full and

F&M campaigns stepped up

The Citizen is adding its weight to the calls for a public inquiry into foot and mouth disease. The county itself is now officially clear of the disease for the first time in six months. But the effects on local

Journal readers prove they have a heart

Big Hearted readers of the Carmarthen Journal have helped raise nearly £50,000 to put life saving heart defibrilators in police cars in the region. Thanks to the generosity of Journal readers, and funding from the British Heart Foundation, Dyfed Powys

Farming co-operative gives its backing to Journal campaign

The Newcastle Journal’s campaign for an independent public inquiry into the foot and mouth crisis has received the backing of one of Northumberland’s largest farming co-operatives. Cheviot Farmers will be circulating the paper’s petition forms to all of its 300

Journal to take on council in traffic plea

The Wells Journal has launched a campaign to bring a new traffic strategy to the Somerset cathedral city. The paper said that county councillors frequently promised action to ease traffic problems but nothing ever seemed to be done. In a

Journal to work for 'Jigsaw' appeal

The Newcastle Journal has put the final pieces in place and announced this year’s Millennium Fund charity. The St Oswald’s Hospice Jigsaw Appeal hopes to raise £5.1m to build a dedicated children’s unit at the hospice in Gosforth and run

'No reply' leads to campaign

Busy Tony Blair has yet to reply to an open letter from the North Devon Journal pleading for more help in the region to cope with the foot and mouth crisis. The letter from the newspaper was written on behalf

Homes for horses

Two horses have been rehomed after the North Devon Journal teamed up with a charity to appeal to the public for help. The Society for the Protection and Rehoming of Animals found itself inundated with calls after the story of

Journal campaign helps net education funding

A campaign in The Newcastle Journal has clinched almost £9m for education in the North-East. The campaign was started after The Journal reported how the Government was taking money from local council adult education funding and spending it elsewhere. The

Have a Heart boosted by AM's support

Wales’s Tory leader Nick Bourne has vowed to do all he can to support the Carmarthen Journal’s £50,000 Have A Heart campaign. The Assembly Member, who is an active member of the British Heart Foundation, has pledged his full support

Up with the news – for 310 years

Page 1 of 3 The more things change, the more they stay the same. Freelance journalist Simon Harvey looks at the life and times of the world’s oldest newspaper Amid national mob riots and disturbances over the lack of wheat

Decades of News

The Wells Journal and its sister papers are celebrating being 150 years old. This article, which first appeared in the celebration special edition, looks at the paper’s early days. Page 1 of 2 When the Wells Journal was founded in