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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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Lucy makes tracks…

When a reporter makes tracks, it’s usually straight to the pub at the end of the day. But for Lucy Stokes, it meant joining the train gang and taking her sledgehammer and shovel to the Chasewater Railway in Staffordshire for

Cricketing tribute to former sports editor

Gloucestershire cricket club Old Patesians have staged a day of cricket to honour Pete Walter, who was their president and secretary for decades before his death just before the start of the 2001 season. Walter, sports editor of the Gloucestershire

Reporter shocked by easy drugs purchase

Less than 24 hours after the Home Secretary’s announcement to downgrade the possession of cannabis, reporters from the Peterborough Evening Telegraph went out and bought some. And they found the dealers weren’t running scared, despite the new threat of a

Editors look ahead to October date

More top names from national and regional newspapers have joined the list of speakers at the York conference of the Society of Editors in October. Tim Bowdler, president of the Newspaper Society, will give the Society of Editors Lecture at

Picking a fight to beat stress

Page 1 of 3 He said it: “Hit me as hard as you can.” So I did. As often as I could. I hit him until my hands were sore. I kneed him until my knees were bruised. Luckily for

News in brief

A 32-page supplement to celebrate the success of the Eden Project in Cornwall has been published by the Western Daily Press.It looks at the history of the popular tourist attraction near St Austell, its origins, and explores what makes it

Forming relationships with readers…

South Wales Argus assistant editor Nicole Garnon has been appointed reader relations manager. It will be Nicole’s job to try to resolve editorial complaints promptly and efficiently. Nicole Editor Gerry Keighley said: “Although we hate to make mistakes we, in

Rape victim goes public to thank the Evening Post

A rape victim has taken the unusual step of publicly thanking her local newspaper after her compensation was nearly quadrupled after it got involved. Caroline Fairfax Scott, (55), waived her right to anonymity in an exclusive interview with the Bristol

Mo vocal on Journal push

Former Government minister Mo Mowlam has backed the Salisbury Journal for its stance on the care homes crisis in Wiltshire. The paper has been highlighting the problems facing care home owners and has been drawing close attention to the number

Postgrad course reunion

Former students joined university staff and representatives from the BBC, commercial radio and television, to help celebrate the tenth anniversary of a successful postgraduate broadcast journalism course. Among the guests at the University of Central England in Birmingham was Owen

Cancer claims assistant editor, 45

The assistant editor of the Bristol Evening Post, Steve McLean, has died of cancer. Steve, who was just 45, passed away on Wednesday night surrounded by his family at Malmesbury Hospital. In a deeply moving article written shortly after he

Five-week strike is over

More than five weeks of strike action by journalists has come to an end with agreement over pay and conditions. The National Union of Journalists has negotiated a recognition and procedures agreement for staff at Welland Valley Newspapers and also

Linda gets hot under the collar

A Tamworth Herald reporter got hot under the collar to fulfil one of her lifetime ambitions. When Linda Ram was given the chance to learn the art of fire eating and flame throwing, she was eager to take up the

Marchers make plea to journalists

Journalists in Dorset are inviting colleagues from around the country to join them at the Tolpuddle Martyrs rally and festival. Around 8,000 people are expected to attend the event, which celebrates the birth of the trade union movement. The event,

News in brief

Former journalist Peter Green has won the Order of Mercy, for 50 years of charity work.He has volunteered for the National Association of Hospital and Community Friends since the 1950s. The award – the charity equivalent of the OBE –

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