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Welcome to our main news index. Here you will find all the news stories that have appeared on the site since our launch in February 2000.

If you want to look up a story from a certain month you can use our Journalism News Archive which lists stories by date and also according to which channel or category they appeared in (eg law, campaigns, awards.)

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Former Slough journalist has died at 95

Colleagues have paid tribute to a former Slough Express journalist who died over the Christmas period after a short illness. “Gentleman” Jim Stewart, who was 95, worked as chief reporter and news editor at the Express in the 1960s and

'Hit Squad' wardens targeted by Mail

Birmingham Evening Mail readers have voted overwhelmingly to boot out local traffic wardens. Given the chance, 94 per cent of voters would gladly see the back of Control Plus, a traffic warden company under contract by the city council. The

Stopwatch trials for roadworks reporter

Armed with a stopwatch, South Wales Argus reporter Paul Platt hit the streets of Newport to put the town’s notorious traffic jams to the test after reporting on numerous roadworks and street closures. Much to his surprise, he was able

News in brief

Former Wrexham Mail reporter Keith Harrison has been featured in a BBC documentary based on Donald Campbell’s fatal last attempt to break his own world water speed record.Keith, played by actor Eddie Randall, regularly covered Campbell’s land and water exploits

Murder appeal backed by press poster

The Gloucestershire Echo has joined forces with the police force in a bid to catch the killer of Cheltenham man Terry Rogers. The paper has produced 250 posters which detectives are hoping will bring forward more evidence from the public.

Gazette wins exclusive with Tory press supremo

Former Press Complaints Commission director Guy Black has been on the receiving end of media interest this week. The Brentwood Gazette securing the first interview with him since he became the Conservative party’s head of communications. When PCC director he

Editorial skills required

A call has gone out for media professionals to give up some time and use their communication skills to do voluntary work for charity. The Media Trust is asking people to donate their skills to the charity of their choice,

Aussie flies in for work experience

Aspiring journalist David Braithwaite gained valuable industry experience and topped up his air miles in one fell swoop – flying in from Australia to work at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. He was told by his tutors at Monash University,

Editorial and sales link to boost figures

Editorial is working more closely with the sales department at the Leicester Mercury, to help the paper push forward its circulation figures. The Mercury has launched an initiative that is helping retailers boost those sales on a daily basis. The

She flies like a bird… at 2,000ft!

Page 1 of 2 Retford Times reporter Sally Clark – who we featured on her charity abseil – has gone a little higher this time…She joined microlight pilot Martin Moseley on one of his regular sightseeing flights to Chatsworth. When

Tigers' spat with local paper spills onto sports pages

A row has blown up between the Hull Daily Mail and Hull City football club, which has seen both sides arguing their point in public. The newspaper has been explaining to readers why there are no interviews with players or

100-up for paper 'rooted at the heart of the community'

The Exeter Express and Echo is celebrating its centenary year – and everyone is invited to join the party. Born out of two successful titles, the Western Echo and the Devon Evening Express, the first issue cost half an old

Freelance phone deal agreed

The Association of Freelance Journalists has announced the signing of a deal with the Phone Co-op – the only telephone service provider operated as a members’ co-operative. Association members can now benefit from advantages such as dedicated 0845 numbers and

New Year changes to Star news team

The Evening Star in Ipswich has seen in the New Year with a new look to its senior team. A trio of appointments has been made to strengthen the Archant title’s content-gathering operation. Acting deputy news editor Martin Davey is

Birthday celebrations at The Sentinel

The Sentinel is celebrating its 150th birthday this week, and to mark the occasion is reproducing its first edition. Then called The Staffordshire Sentinel And Commercial and General Advertiser, the first issue was printed on Saturday, January 7, 1854, and

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