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Evening Express and P&J were "wrong" to identify child – PCC

The Aberdeen Evening Express and the Press & Journal have been rapped for identifying a schoolboy suspected of having tuberculosis. The Press Complaints Commission told both newspapers that their articles were an unnecessary intrusion into his private life – and

A year of progress for the PCC

The Press Complaints Commission resolved record numbers of complaints in record time during 1999, said Chairman, Lord Wakeham, in his annual report. Some 2,427 complaints were received during the year and 75 per cent were completed within 35 working days

Journalists lead York plea to Save Ryedale From Flooding

A £5.3m bill to prevent flooding in villages north of York would be a price worth paying – according to the York Evening Press. The Press has launched a new campaign to Save Ryedale From Flooding, after a disastrous flood

Shame of 'A' roads death toll

The names of 128 road death victims were printed on a black-bordered double-page spread, as a newspaper highlighted the carnage on its local roads. One person dies in a road accident each week in the circulation area of the Aberdeen

Man's sight saved as Press steps in

The Press in York has heled to save the sight of a pensioner who was denied treatment on the NHS. 76-year-old Les Howard has wet age-related macular degeneration in his right eye bus was told he would have to lose

£100,000 in three months for bone marrow charity

The Press and Journal is mounting a year-long campaign for the Anthony Nolan Trust and, just three months in, readers have already raised more than £100,000 for the charity. The Aberdeen-based newspaper is urging readers to consider becoming bone marrow

Appeal bags £3m ahead of schedule

An appeal to raise £3m for the new Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital has hit its target – five months ahead of schedule. Organisers of the Archie Foundation revealed the breakthrough and paid tribute to the thousands of people from throughout

Press plea piles on pressure for Potters Bar public inquiry

A bid to put pressure on the Government to hold a public inquiry into the Potters Bar rail crash, launched by The Barnett Press, has attracted almost 700 supporters. The readers have signed up since the anniversary of the derailment

Press campaign secures prisoner's freedom

A campaign to free a charity worker imprisoned in India has scored a success for the York Evening Press. The paper fought for the release of Ian Stillman and generated huge public pressure, including a 5,400-name petition signed by readers

Double success for campaigning paper

A campaigning Aberdeen newspaper has celebrated two victories in 24 hours. The Aberdeen Press and Journal’s first success came when it emerged that Justice Minister Jim Wallace would be abandoning his plans to close Peterhead Prison. The jail is an

Call for Govt help unanswered

Tony Blair has turned down a newspaper request to discuss the future of a deaf charity worker, jailed on drugs charges in India. The York Evening Press asked the PM if he would meet political reporter Adam Nichols to receive