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Photography award deadline extended

The British Journal of Photography has announced two new prizes and extended the deadline of its International Photography Award.

Entrants now have until 1 October to get their submissions in for the two prize categories: best portfolio and best single image.

First prize in the portfolio category is now a £5,000 voucher for specialist photography retailer Robert White.

A photobook prize has been added to the single image category, in addition to the compact camera for the overall winner.

For details and to enter visit

Evesham and Cotswold Journal sports editor Mark Stanford completed a 10K race in memory of a friend who died of leukaemia.

Mark was part of an 8,000-strong field pounding the streets of Sheffield in the Great Yorkshire Run for the Birmingham-based charity Cure Leukaemia.

A 26-year-old friend of Mark’s from Kidderminster died in 2006, a year after being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia.

He is hoping to raise £500 – to sponsor him his online fundraising page.

Former Scotsman editor and Sunday Telegraph deputy editor Iain Martin has been appointed deputy editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe.

Iain, who left the Telegraph in July, will write a weekly European political analysis column, blog and oversee the paper’s lifestyle section Weekend Journal.

New dates have been announced for short courses designed to help media professionals sharpen up their skills.

The courses include: media law on 12 October, online law on 19 October, writing for the web on 26 October, news/feature writing on 4 and 5 November and interviewing skills on 26 November.

For details of prices and locations visit the NCTJ website.

Staff at the Derby Telegraph helped to raised £230 for the Help for Heroes charity.

Memorials website Lasting Tribute, run by Associated Northcliffe Digital and based in the Telegraph’s office, held a fundraising day and invited serving soldiers in to meet staff.

The cash came via a raffle, donations and selling refreshments to help soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.