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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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Appeal given big boost

The Yeovil Express Fund A Scanner Today Appeal has been given a big boost from the Ilchester Cheese Company which has donated £2,000. The appeal total now stands at £6,176 — more than a quarter of the way towards the

Weekly faces 14-day stoppage over pay

Journalists at the Rotherham Advertiser are preparing to strike in a 14-day protest over pay. National Union of Journalists members at the paper returned to work following a six-day protest over pay last week but are due to walk out

Death of a giant in journalism

Keith Whetstone, former editor-in-chief of the Birmingham Post and Mail, and editor of the Coventry Evening Telegraph and Cambridge Evening News has died, aged 72. He had been ill with prostate cancer. The three newspapers were owned at the time

Concert to honour former journalist

A special concert is planned to celebrate the life of a former journalist who died recently. Bill Brunt, who worked at the Gloucester Citizen for 26 years before retiring in 1992, died in June aged 74. The performance dedicated to

'Mr Racing' celebrates 40 years with double honour

A Newcastle horse racing journalist has been honoured after 40 years of service to the sport in the region. Doug Moscrop, racing editor at the Newcastle Journal, has had two races named after him to celebrate his long career. The

Birthday preparations under way

The Skegness Standard will soon be celebrating its 80th birthday. And as part of the celebrations the paper is planning to adopt a local charity project. The paper has joined forces with Jackson Building Centres – a local company wanting

Journalist's book hits the shelves

A Tamworth Herald journalist has written a new book which portrays 200 years of the town’s history. John Harper, the paper’s assistant editor, has compiled and written Tamworth: Past and Present based on his Picture from the Past history column

Anne returns to "grass roots"

With more than 30 years in journalism under her belt, Anne Edwards has returned to the “grass roots” of newspapers as the new editor of the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Anne, (49), has taken over from Martin Throssell who retired after

News delivered to the palm of your hand

The Herald, Glasgow, has become the first Scottish newspaper to deliver up-to-date news to readers around the world using handheld devices. Using Personal Digital Assistants, readers will be able to access the latest available digital version of the paper wherever

One giant leap for Lisa

A fundraising appeal by the Cambridgeshire Times was given a boost with a hair-raising experience for one of the newspaper’s reporters. Lisa Cleverdon was sponsored by staff at the Wisbech Standard and March Times to do a skydive for the

Death of former sports editor

A former sports editor of The Citizen in Gloucester has died of cancer. Jack Hughes, who worked at The Citizen for nearly 30 years, was 85. Born in Stroud, he joined the staff of the Stroud News as a reporter

Nick faces his fear

When a new white-knuckle ride opened at a Bristol leisure park, the Bristol Evening Post sent its funfair-phobic reporter Nick Pearson to try it out. Prior to his daring ride of the new attraction, Hi-Speed, Nick’s worst ever ride experience

Death of Cornish journalist

Cornish journalist Welby Davey, who worked at The West Briton for more than 40 years, has died aged 90. He began his journalism career at the newspaper straight from school, starting out as a junior reporter. He later became a

Star poll attracts record response

A Shropshire Star poll which invited readers to vote on whether or not foxhunting should be banned has seen a record response. Almost 12,000 readers lodged their opinions by phone, e-mail and via a special section on the Shropshire Star’s

Midlands move for Marc

Marc Astley has been named as the new deputy editor of the Nottingham Evening Post. Currently assistant editor at the Hull Daily Mail, Marc (pictured) will join the Evening Post on September 30. He takes over from Jon Grubb, who

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