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News & Star in firing line in United closure row

The News & Star is being blamed for a football club owner’s threat to withdraw Carlisle United from the football league and close it down. Club owner Michael Knighton says bad publicity in the paper, along with a supporters’ campaign

Grot-stoppers hailed

The Portsmouth News is celebrating the first anniversary and success of its Stop The Grot campaign. Since March 2001, the paper has been committed to getting rid of litter, cleaning up graffiti and tidying up mess and has cleared more

Readers asked to dish the dirt on dog mess

A newspaper campaign to try to clear the streets of dog mess is calling on readers to dish the dirt. The name-and-shame fight of the Portsmouth News is listing the 20 worst hotspots for dog dirt and calling for official

Argus leads the way in support of Big Brother's Helen

The South Wales Argus has been campaigning to keep Big Brother housemate Helen Adams in the house – with national newspapers now following its lead. The Argus has been backing Gwent hairdresser Helen Adams for victory in the Channel Four

Secrecy 'is biggest obstacle' to reporting – survey

A new report is claiming that the greatest obstacle to free reporting is secrecy among public bodies. In a wide-ranging survey, more than 80 per cent of regional daily newspaper editors and more than 60 per cent of weekly newspaper

New look for a new era at News Shopper

The News Shopper series has hit the streets with a fresh new look following a wholesale redesign of the paper. Timed to coincide with the 40th anniversary of London’s oldest free newspaper next January, the redesign has seen the News

'Freedom to report is vital' – Michael Howard

To mark Local Newspaper Week this week, Leader of the Opposition Michael Howard has written about the “important and invaluable” role of the regional press in this article released through The Newspaper Society. Do you remember how not too long

Trinity Mirror future revealed

Trinity Mirror plans to cut some 550 jobs as part of a programme to save £25m a year by 2005. An announcement published alongside its interim results said the company’s future would be reached through a three-phase programme of “stabilise,

Recycling ahead of schedule: Press set testing targets

The UK newspaper industry boosted its newsprint recycling to 65.1 per cent for 2002, an increase over the previous figure of 63.5 per cent for 2001. The Newspaper Industry Materials Committee of the Newspaper Society has agreed to certain targets