Bank chairman Sir Derek Higgs and human rights campaigner Maleiha Malik have been appointed as new members of the Scott Trust.
The Trust owns Guardian Media Group plc, proprietor of the Guardian and Observer newspapers, the Guardian Unlimited network of websites, the Manchester Evening News and other local and regional newspapers.
Sir Derek is chairman of Alliance & Leicester, while Maleiha is a lecturer at the School of Law, King’s College London. The Trust was created in 1936 to secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian.
Buck Free Press editor Steve Cohen’s talk on technology was almost ruined when his satellite navigation system sent him to the wrong venue.
He was due to give a live demonstration on the wonders of the internet but despite arriving ten minutes late the over-60s forgave him as he showed how stories and pictures could be uploaded directly to the BFP website.
Stockport Express sports editor Simon Smedley was celebrating being named as champ this week after walking away with the pro-am title at the BDO World Professional Darts Championships.
He was paired with 2002 World Champion Tony David and won £100 of Coral betting vouchers and a new set of darts for his heroics.
Northcliffe Media is joining a major Westcountry campaign to boost enterprise. The campaign aims to provide essential help for people starting businesses and those who want to give their businesses a boost.
Driven by the South West of England Regional Development Agency, and delivered by Business Link, the Express & Echo has become a partner.
Editor Marc Astley said: “Our aim is to highlight help that is available to support people who are resolved to launch and grow businesses in Exeter.”
A reporter who psyched herself up to give blood went along to a session as part of a feature – and then was prevented from donating due to her low iron level.
Skegness Standard reporter Helen bell went ahead and wrote her feature anyway. Standard photographer Steve Gould suffers from a blood disorder that meant he had to have almost daily blood transfusions between 1993-5.