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Argus turns its patch plastic in bid to make night's out safer

The South Wales Argus is turning its patch plastic after calling on local pubs and clubs to do more to combat instances of ‘glassing’. The Newsquest evening title is driving a campaign, supported by Gwent Police, to persuade all the

Bingo! Shopper's war on thugs adds in-paper 'game'

The News Shopper has unveiled its latest weapon in the war against vandals and mindless thugs – Shop A Yob Bingo. The new game, exclusive to Shopper readers, takes the successful campaign a step further by offering prizes for naming

Editor slams 'ludicrous' MoD claims

The News has hit back at claims that “incorrect press reports” have led to an influx of former servicemen claiming for campaign medals. The Portsmouth paper, whose Last Chance for Justice campaign calls for the creation of a specific campaign

Medals campaign peaks with London demo

The fight for a medal to recognise the sacrifices of the Arctic Campaign heroes of the Second World War will be taken to Tony Blair tomorrow in a demonstration organised by The News, Portsmouth. Campaigners from around the country will

Press campaign forces political leader's departure

A long-running campaign in the Portsmouth News has claimed its first scalp – that of a local politician who has been vilified for his mishandling of a building project in the city. The local Labour leader Leo Madden was ordered

True justice 'first' thanks to the News

Britain is to have its first Community Justice Panel – thanks to a campaign in the Chard & Ilminster News. The pioneering Somerset scheme, which aims to deal with vandals and other petty villains on a more local level, has

Pompey stars back Arctic campaign

Portsmouth’s Russian star Alexei Smertin and his team mates have shown strong support for The News’s Last Chance for Justice campaign which demands a medal for the Arctic convoy veterans. The Pompey midfielder was keen to back the campaign to

World plays part in bid for new Mersey crossing

The Runcorn & Widnes World has been praised for its part in a successful campaign to build a new bridge over the River Mersey. The Newsquest paper joined forces with Halton Council to bid for a new crossing which would

Shopper calls to Cancel Tax

The News Shopper is bidding to put an end to spiralling local tax bills with the launching of its Cancel Tax campaign. Together with its sister newspapers across London and the Home Counties, the News Shopper is calling for a

Seeing double with Shop a Yob

The Sun’s trailblazing Shop a Yob campaign to rid the streets of hooligans and miscreants is seeking help from a rather obvious source… The national newspaper’s newsdesk has been in touch with that at the News Shopper, in London, which

London weekly helping Eltham to move on

The News Shopper group editor was interviewed on television as part of the paper’s extensive coverage to mark the 10th anniversary of the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence. While much of the media has concluded that little has changed for

News & Star calls for resignation

The News & Star has rounded on the NHS executive who is in charge of the £87m hospital serving North Cumbria. It came under fire in a recent inspection and the newspaper believes the faults were down to her. Barbara

Star's shoebox gift total to exceed 850

An early Christmas appeal by the Mid Devon Star has proved a big hit with readers. The Newsquest group’s only weekly free in Devon, which covers a mainly rural population, took the unusual step of launching a shoebox appeal on

News Shopper is shopping the yobs

A campaign being run by the News Shopper which aims to reduce crime has received high profile backing. The Shop A Yob initiative was launched more than seven months ago and has been supported by Home Secretary David Blunkett, Metropolitan

Parliamentary praise for Newsquest titles

The Newsquest newspaper group has been praised in Parliament for its campaign to get fairer funding for children’s hospices. Bob Spink, MP for the Castle Point constituency in Essex, spoke out in response to a campaign by the Evening Echo