September 22nd, 2008 admin

As mentioned in my last post, here are a selection of headlines from regional and local newspapers collected during my travels. They come from a variety of free-sheets, daily and weekly newspapers. I’ve only quoted the main headline and not the subtitle. They are in date order.

Midhurst and Petworth Observer, “Academy twist as heads unite to back move”, 1st May 2008

Reading Evening Post, “Body pulled from river”, 9th May 2008

Gloustershire Echo, “Tracey had a heart of gold”, 14th May 2008

Weston & Somerset Mercury, “Crimebusting vicars on call”, 15th May 2008

Somerset Guardian, “Journey of terror”, 15th May 2008

Worcester News, “Deep fried pigeon”, 16th May 2008

Malvern Gazette, “Marriage made in heaven or recipe for divorce”, 16th May 2008

Weekend Citizen, “Supermarkets’ food attacked”, 17th May 2008

Western Daily Press, “Pinned down by card scammers”, 19th May 2008

Western Daily Press, “£14bn deal secures west defence jobs”, 21st May 2008

Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News, “Speedboat owner’s miraculous escape”, 21st May 2008

Devon Journal, “Black Tuesday in north Devon”, 22nd May 2008

West Somerset Free Press, “Aquasplash; Rescue bid falls through”, 23rd May 2008

Dorset Echo, “‘Ghost Town’ fears over homes”, 26th May 2008

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard, “Polyclinic threat to GP surgeries”, 29th May 2008

Salisbury Journal, “Super – surgeries plan angers GPs”, 29th May 2008

Yeovil Times, “Avril aims to clean up mean streets”, 28th May 2008

Newbury Weekly News, “Driver jailed for friends’ road deaths”, 29th May 2008

Gloucestershire Echo, “Flat blaze victim – I’ve lost all I had”, 2nd June 2008

The Advertiser (North Hampshire), “ProLogis plan thrown out, but appeal likely”, 3rd June 2008

Saffron Walden Weekly News, “Plan to bring back police station cells”, 5th June 2008

Melton Times, “New council HQ – two-year wait”, 12th June 2008                                                

Herne Bay Times, “Goodbye Warren”, 12th June 2008

Evening Telegraph, “Absent Wendy to be kicked out”, 12th June 2008

Grantham Journal, “Victimised for being old”, 13th June 2008

The Argus, “Rough justice”, 21st June 2008

Kent on Sunday, “Say goodbye to family GP”, 15th June 2008

Thanet Times, “Spy cam to trap vandals”, 17th June 2008

Isle of Wight County Press, “Why can’t we have ferry subsidies?”, 20th June 2008

Reading Evening Post, “River plunge tot critical”, 26th June 2008

Oxford Journal, “Eco-town charm offensive”, 26th June 2008

Northampton Chronicle, “Did u c incdnt in ur pk?”, 1st July 2008

Harborough Mail, “Homes anger to reignite”, 3rd July 2008

Hinckley Times, “This is the future”, 3rd July 2008

Hereford Times, “Bulmers: ‘Faults beyond belief’”, 3rd July 2008                                                

Coventry Telegraph, “Playground prowler tries to grab girl”, 4th July 2008

Bridgnorth Journal, “Landmark row erupts”, 4th July 2008

Express & Star, “Jobs to go at factory”, 5th July 2008

Leister Mercury, “Grand Prize”, 5th July 2008

Shropshire Star, “PM’s plea on food wasting”, 7th July 2008

Macclesfield Express, “Man leaves £1million fortune to churches and charities”, 9th July 2008

Crewe Chronicle, “Woman is held over death”, 9th July 2008

Nantwich Chronicle, “Thieves strike at church”, 9th July 2008

Echester Evening Leader, “City council workers to strike”, 11th July 2008

Liverpool Echo, “Strike Chaos”, 16th July 2008

Ellesmere Port & Neston Standard, “Future of £50m school academies plan hangs in the balance”, 17th July 2008

Bury Times, “Three care homes may shut”, 17th July 2008

Formby Times, “Post office survival bid”, 17th July 2008

Southport Visitor, “Sex shame of top boss”, 18th July 2008

Liverpool Post, “Region reaps benefits of Birkdale bonanza”, 21st July 2008

The Bolton News, “Students ‘killed by meningitis’ on holiday”, 22nd July 2008

Lancashire Telegraph, “Classroom pervert”, 23rd July 2008

Longridge & Ribble Valley News, “Family mourns tragic mum”, 23rd July 2008

Hebden Bridge Times, “Battle to recycle the waste”, 24th July 2008

The Clithroe Advertiser & Times, “Head’s fury at new SATs blunder”, 24th July 2008

Batley News, “Minibus death crash – driver questioned”, 24th July 2008

Todmorden News, “Filmed up girl’s skirt”, 24th July 2008

Wakefield Express, “Busted”, 25th July 2008

Heckmondwike Herald, “Water baby”, 25th July 2008

Nelson Leader, “Two die on way to a funeral”, 25th July 2008

Burnley Express, “Tragedy of pregnant mum Claire”, 25th July 2008

The Gazette, “Life in ruins after attack”, 25th July 2008

Dewsbury Reporter, “We’ve got £1.2m to splash out”, 25th July 2008

Evening Courier, “Taxi terror thugs caged”, 28th July 2008

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner, “‘Dodgy Lodger’ back in the line of fire”, 29th July 2008

Uttoxeter Advertiser, “Armed raid”, 30th July 2008

Cheadle Post & Times, “Workers wait in fear as JCB jobs axe looms over”, 30th July 2008

Yorkshire Post, “Mortgage squeezes prompts fraud warning”, 30th July 2008

Staffordshire Newsletter, “Town’s new pool is closed within hours”, 31st July 2008

Black Country Bugle, “Cutting the cost of living in the thirties”, 31st July 2008

Buxton Advertiser, “NHS fears £8m gap in budget”, 31st July 2008

Derbyshire Times, “Cannabis grower risks jail”, 31st July 2008

Birmingham Mail, “Fury as gas staff run riot”, 1st August 2008

Uttoxeter Post & Times, “Fears of economic crisis as employers deliver triple”, 1st August 2008

The Sunderland Sentinel, “Boy racers face ban from the roads”, 4th August 2008

The Sunderland Star, “Landslide owls vote, 7th August 2008

Darlington & Stockton Times, “Appeal to blow opponents of caravan park”, 8th August 2008

The Northern Echo, “Horror in the Alps”, 9th August 2008

Evening Gazette, “Dad killed in freak crash”, 11th August 2008

Whitby Gazette, “Bradley’s debt to Liz”, 12th August 2008

Scarborough Evening News, “Girl, 6, held hostage in armed siege”, 13th August 2008

Rydale Gazette & Herald, “Crisis talks planned on housing shortage”, 13th August 2008

Peterlee Star, “SATS row goes on”, 14th August 2008

The Whitehaven News, “OAP fined £80 for stubbing cig in street”, 14th August 2008

Peterlee Mail, “New street booze bans”, 15th August 2008

Sunderland Echo, “Drivers pay up”, 15th August 2008

The Westmorland Gazette, “Tory leader pledges to support hospital”, 15th August 2008

North West Evening Mail, “Secret millionaire lived in 75K flat”, 16th August 2008

Lake District Herald, “Action taken over acrobats ‘cheeky’ town centre act”, 23rd August 2008

The Visitor, “Coroner’s plea after hit-and-run tragedy”, 27th August 2008

Morpeth Herald, “Thieves strip undies shop of entire stock”, 28th August 2008

News & Star, “Power cut will cost thousands”, 28th August 2008

The Whitehaven News, “Is Sellafield hand over under threat”, 28th August 2008

Northumberland Gazette, “Green light at station”, 28th August 2008

Morecambe Guardian, “Battling granny goes to the High Court”, 29th August 2008

The Westmorland Gazette, “Damsons in distress”, 29th August 2008

The Newcastle Journal, “Builders shelve 1,000 projects”, 1st September 2008                                               

Northumberland Gazette, “Braid is saved”, 4th September 2008

The Berwick Advertiser, “Report claims climate change could cause havoc”, 4th September 2008

Pocklington Post, “Man on trial for robbery at shop”, 4th September 2008

Kent on Sunday, “Repossessions on the up as credit crunch hits home”, 7th September 2008

The Press, “Stadium dream in jeopardy”, 8th September 2008

Evening Chronicle, “Miracle Escape”, 8th September 2008

Lynn News, “Pupil power to back appeal”, 9th September 2008

Cleethorpes Life, “Why is Teresa Basset turning back the clock?”, 10th September 2008

Telegraph & Argus, “Drugs addict terrorised elderly in homes”, 10th September 2008

Yorkshire Evening Post, “Top solicitor theft charge”, 10th September 2008

East Riding Mail, “Savaged”, 10th September 2008

Driffield Times, “Our agony”, 10th September 2008

Grismby Telegraph, “Our kids are ‘bone idle’”, 10th September 2008

Boston Standard, “Judge socks it to repeat offender”, 10th September 2008

North Norfolk News, “Traders victory”, 11th September 2008

Sevenoaks Chronicle, “Area must have more play parks”, 11th September 2008

Brighton and Hove Leader, “Enemy at the gates”, 11th September 2008


  1. Arden Mcqueeny Says:
    July 19th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    excellent information.

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