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Post campaign goes to No 10

A Bristol Evening Post campaign to win compensation for a city man, left disabled following a routine whooping cough injection as a baby, has been sent to No 10 Downing Street. Enid and Ivor Needs have written to Tony Blair

PM's praise for campaigning paper

A weekly paper has come in for recognition from the very top – with the Prime Minister heaping praise on its latest campaign. Tony Blair drew attention to the Darlington and Stockton Times’ Market Town Revival campaign in the House

Editor in "Straw quit" call

Page 1 of 2 Matlock Mercury editor Don Hale has called for Home Secretary Jack Straw’s resignation – after what he calls further “bureaucratic bungles” that meant Stephen Downing’s continued detention in prison. Stephen (44), from Stanton View, Bakewell, has

Blair's admiration forTractor Boys

Tony Blair has paid a glowing tribute to the Ipswich footballing “Tractor Boys.” He was presented with one of the Evening Star’s special edition car stickers when political editor Paul Geater went to a photocall at 10 Downing Street.

Argus fighting for miners

A newspaper’s support for former miners suffering lung disease because of their work has brought in almost 21,000 signatures from readers. They want the Government to do more to speed up the compensation claims before the miners die from the

Donor plea from the Mail

Three months after a Carry the Card organ donor campaign the Hartlepoool Mail is calling for a change in the law. It wants people to automatically become donors – unless they opt out. That’s the opposite of the way the

Freedom of Information comment

The Government is clinging on to secrecy in its Freedom of Information Bill. The bill would give us no right to see the facts on which Government policy decisions are based. There would be no right to see reports by

PM supports Business A Day campaign

Prime Minister Tony Blair has backed a campaign launched by the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette to create new jobs in the Tees Valley. The paper wants to help create a business a day in the area – a total of 365

High calibre backing forArgus campaign

Senior politicians have taken up the South Wales Argus’ Justice For Miners Campaign and pledged their support. Big names that have thrown their weight behind the campaign include: Caerphilly MP and Assembly Member Ron Davies; Blaenau Gwent AM Peter Law;

Herald petition goes to London

The Eastbourne Herald’s campaign, to arrest the declining number of police officers on the town’s streets, reached a milestone today. Readers have backed the initiative whole-heartedly, and now a petition is heading off to Downing Street. It is forecast that

Exeter ecstatic aboutroad victory

Staff at the Express and Echo in Exeter are celebrating with their readers after a campaign to get a road resurfaced was vindicated. Firstly, Prime Minister Tony Blair last week told the paper that its campaign to resurface the A30

Herald fights for more police

The Eastbourne Herald has launched a campaign for more police on the town’s streets. The 30,000-circulation weekly has launched a petition which it plans to send to Prime Minister Tony Blair. Within four days of the launch, more than 150

PM praises Post Office campaign

Prime Minister Tony Blair has written a letter praising the Scunthorpe Telegraph for its campaign to highlight the plight of local post offices. Hundreds of readers responded with support for sub-postmasters in North Lincolnshire after plans for a shake-up of