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Counter Attack gets off to a flying start

Fraudsters and thieves in Torbay are receiving unwelcome publicity in the Torquay Herald Express. In partnership with local police, the paper has launched a new crime initiative in the shape of a weekly feature called Counter Attack. The feature aims

Mexican nightmare sparks paper appeal

A woman who suffered an horrific accident on holiday in Mexico is receiving messages of support from readers of the Torquay Herald Express. Lyndsey Collings, (28), was on her first foreign holiday when she plunged four storeys from her hotel

Foot & mouth 'off the agenda' in election purdah

Page 1 of 2 The pre-election ban on Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food press conferences has come under fire from editors in the Westcountry, who claim the “purdah” could sweep foot and mouth under the carpet until voting is

Herald Express helps put a rapist behind bars

The Torquay Herald Express has helped put a brutal child rapist behind bars. The paper published a photograph of a suspect when he went on the run after complaints that he had attacked several girls. The paper appealed for anybody

Paper seeks winter wonderland

Following the success of last year’s competition, the Torquay Herald Express is once again searching for the most dazzling displays in the area. The newspaper, together with Torbay Council and businessman Marshall Ritchie, has asked readers to nominate the brightest,

Response to article "crashes" village website

Switched-on readers of the Torquay Herald Express caused a village web site to crash when they all logged on at the same time. The newspaper published a story about the new Denbury site which features maps, pictures and a history

Hung up over mobiles

A lot of journalists find mobile telephones are an indispensible part of their working, and personal, lives. But in Devon, columnist Colleen Smith is waging what she calls “a pointless and futile one-woman crusade” against the mobile phone. In her

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 23.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: Football fans can now log on and share poetic thoughts on a new Internet site. The Gloucestershire Echo reported

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 15.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff FUN FOOD: Crab ice cream, tobacco-flavoured liqueurs and inside-out baked Alaska – they’re all on the menu at Bristol University, where scientists

Columnist writes 'the hardest story of all'

Assistant editor Jim Parker poured his heart out in his latest Parker’s Pen column for the Torquay Herald Express. The main article was headed “The hardest story of all to write” and paid tribute to his father, who has died.

Article 'not racist', says industry watchdog

A media watchdog has ruled in favour of the Torquay Herald Express after a complaint was made about an article. The Newton Abbot Labour Party said a story published on October 18 was “misleading and likely to incite racism”. It

By-pass campaign suffers setback

A newspaper campaign to get a new by-pass for Torbay has been dealt a blow with the news that the project won’t be considered for another five years. The Torquay Herald Express has been fighting for a Kingskerswell by-pass to

Pension concession 'not enough': Herald Express

The Torquay Herald Express has handed over a petition with 5,359 signatures to the Government in protest at the pensions system. The petition was handed to veteran campaigner Jack Jones at a pensioner’s conference. Editor Brendan Hanrahan pledged to continue

Jeff becomes a trainee pensioner

Reporter Jeff Bolitho has spent a week tasting life as a pensioner on the breadline as his newspaper set him the challenge of surviving on £67.50 a week. The Torquay Herald Express is running an active Justice for Pensioners campaign.

Campaign boost in south west

A bypass near Torbay could be a step closer after an influential team of Government advisors backed calls for a new road. The Torquay Herald Express has been behind a campaign fighting for a Kingskerswell by-pass to replace the traffic-choked

"Goodwill harvest" launched by Herald

An ambitious new appeal from the Torquay Herald Express has been unveiled to raise £500,000 to help build a chest pain unit at Torbay Hospital. The paper kicked off the campaign with a £2,500 donation following the launch at a