Liverpool Daily Post city editor Larry Neild, is leaving the morning regional to join newly established City Talk, the all-talk radio station being set up in the city by Emap.
He is to present the weekday drive-time show in the 4pm to 7pm slot as well as a weekly political show.
Larry joined the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo in 1970, making him one of the longest serving reporters at Old Hall Street. He said: “Leaving the Daily Post will be hard after so long, but the opportunity to do something entirely different was too hard to resist. I am looking forward to a new career in the world of broadcasting.”
The Northants Evening Telegraph has launched a campaign asking local people to report anyone seen misusing fireworks and help put a stop to fireworks being let off late into the night.
Evening Telegraph readers previously joined in a debate in 2006 calling for a ban on the sale of fireworks to the public. This petition has since been handed to local MP Philip Hollobone.
The Newcastle-based Evening Chronicle has announced plans to reward 14 to 25-year-olds in the region with special prizes for their hard work, overcoming of adversity and success within the community.
The Young Achievers Awards, which were first launched in 2000, are an important way of highlighting the very best young achievers whose abilities deserve to be recognised.
A sports award ceremony, run by the Eastern Daily Press, Active Norfolk and Norwich Union, has seen Commonwealth Games competitor Mick Gault chosen as the inaugural winner of the Sports Personality of the Year for Norfolk.
Awards were also set aside for Team of the Year, Sports School of the Year, Coach of the Year and Inspirational Sportperson of the year.
The winner of the Wow Factor, a Lincolnshire-based talent competition has been announced.
The Echo-backed competition could well return in 2008 after the success of the 2006 and 2007 competitions proved that there are a lot of talented singers and bands living and performing in and around Lincolnshire.
Sixteen-year-old singer Freya Franklin won the competition after her unique versions of Bon Jovi’s This Ain’t a Love Song and Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now impressed judges.
Readers of the Grimsby Telegraph have voted in their thousands to find the winners of the 2007 Cool Kids Awards.
Over 10,000 votes were submitted as the race to find Grimsby’s coolest kid reached its climax.