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Fighting for rights for the unborn

A press agency is hitting the headlines itself after taking the unusual step of launching a campaign over the rights of the unborn child. South West News Service had no hesitation in getting involved when a drink-driver walked free from

Paper scents victory in 10-year fight over cash for fishermen

A 10-year campaign involving the Grimsby Telegraph to win job-loss compensation for distant-water fishermen may soon be over. Prime Minister Tony Blair has promised to resolve the issue “soon” – and the indications are that the payout could be as

Rethink follows 3,000,000 signatures

The Western Daily Press has helped to force a Government rethink on the future of rural post offices by delivering the largest petition in newspaper history to 10 Downing Street. Dozens of mailbags containing 3,120,833 names were piledoutside Tony Blair’s

Times takes OBE fight to Downing Street

The Wiltshire Times has taken its fight to strip an Army officer of his OBE to Downing Street. Readers of the paper reacted with outrage when Lt Col Giles Stibbe was awarded the honour – for services in the former

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

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

Echo opposes health chiefs' plan

The Gloucestershire Echo has launched a campaign to try and prevent a hospital children’s ward from leaving the town. Health chiefs are discussing plans that could signal the closure of the 26-bed ward at Cheltenham General Hospital, with services switching

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

Blair backing for anti-yob fight

The Prime Minister has given his backing to the Peterborough Evening Telegraph’s fight to stamp out “yobbish” behaviour on city centre streets. The newspaper has been running its Shop the Yobs campaign since May, in a bid to get residents

Post's 78 faces spell out the spectre of cancer

The Bristol Evening Post has launched a cancer campaign with a front and back cover featuring the faces of 78 local people who all died of the illness. Yesterday’s campaign launch – marked with a special edition – was the