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Campaign sparks swift rail work

Work is due to start on dilapidated railway bridges in Durham after a campaign from The Northern Echo showed dozens needed safety work. The Scandal of the Railway Bridges is one of series of initiatives run by the paper to

Double jeopardy move

A campaign launched last year by The Northern Echo to scrap the “double jeopardy” rule in exceptional cases has taken a significant step forward. A long-awaited report by the powerful Law Commission has backed the calls for a fundamental change

Criminal Injustice campaignis stepped up

The Home Office is due to reveal a radical move this month with the introduction of an independent watchdog for the victims of serious crime. The proposal grew from the Criminal Injustice campaign in The Northern Echo, which aims to

Northern Echo comes out fighting

Page 1 of 2 The Northern Echo has helped put together a last-ditch package aimed atsaving the 160-year-old Teesside steel industry. For the past two weeks, the paper has been campaigning to persuade Corus to review its decision to axe

Press recognition for environment groups

People working to preserve the environment in the North East are to be honoured by the local press. The Northern Echo is launching its Making a Difference award for the third year to reward any group or individual with a

Newspaper journalists show they are the 'business'

Journalists from the Yorkshire Post and the Wakefield Express were among the winners at this year’s npower Northern Business Journalist Awards. Greg Wright from the Yorkshire Post picked up £1,000 after scooping the Daily Newspaper Journalist of the Year title

Chronicle crowned Newspaper of the Year for the fourth time

The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle is celebrating after being crowned Newspaper of the Year at the 24th Tom Cordner National Grid Transco North East Press Awards. The newspaper, edited by Paul Robertson, picked up the prize during a ceremony at

Herald named Newspaper of the Year

The Herald in Glasgow has been named Newsquest Daily Newspaper of the Year. The judge praised it as “an assured thoroughbred” adding: “It’s twice the size, has twice the staff but is actually twice as good as its nearest rivals.

Gazette scoops six in North East Press Awards

The Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, carried off the North East Newspaper of the Year title to complete a bumper evening at the Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. Here is the full roll of honour: North East Newspaper of the

Gazette scoops six in North East Press Awards

The Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, carried off the North East Newspaper of the Year title to complete a bumper evening at the Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. The Gazette team took home five other trophies from the event, with

Talented North East news staff to compete for prizes

The best of the regional press in the North East is set to compete for a host of prizes at next month’s Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. More than 60 journalists and publications have been shortlisted in a

Editorial success saluted at Newsquest awards

The Argus, Brighton, has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the annual Newsquest editorial awards. Simon Bradshaw, editorof The Argus, receives theDaily Newspaperof the Year award from Paul Davidson, Newsquest’s chairman and chief executive The judge described the

Northern Echo is named Newspaper of the Year

The Northern Echo is the new North East Newspaper of the Year – and its reporters received a series of individual trophies at this year’s Tom Cordner North East Press Awards ceremony. Commenting on the main award, judges from around

"Great Daily" wins prize

The Northern Echo has been voted Best Reader Travel Newspaper of the Year at a prestigious awards ceremony. It is the second year running that the ‘Great Daily of the North’ has won the Association of Newspaper Group Organisers of