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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.)

If you are looking for a story about a particular newspaper or media company, you can use the links in the ‘Main News Links’ list to the right to take you to our directory pages. Here you will find indexes of all the stories we have written about each of the newspapers and media companies featured on the site.

'Work to hours' protest planned at Post

Journalists at the Birmingham Post are set to begin a “work to hours” protest against redundancies planned at the title. Nine posts are under threat in a restructure which is part of the 500 job cuts nationwide announced by parent

Soul singer Joss Stone debuted in the Gazette

The Mid Devon Gazette’s newsroom was bombarded by calls from the national press after it ran an exclusive interview with teenage soul-singing sensation Joss Stone. Her success caused something of a media frenzy in the village of Cullompton, with reporters

Newsman set for sheriff role

Robin Burgess, the chief executive of newspaper publisher the CN Group, has been selected as a future High Sheriff of Cumbria. The 52-year-old will take up the ceremonial post in March 2006 after becoming the latest addition to a list

Shock horror! – Editor replaced by bear

The bear-faced cheek of it! A Newsquest editor popped out of his office for a few moments and was instantly usurped – by a yellow bear. Children In Need mascot Pudsey staged the coup during a tour of the Argus

Fight is on to save newspaper service

An industry body is fighting to save the newspaper registration service – which allows newspapers to be sent by post at a specially reduced rate. It was set up to enable publishers to reach readers living in remote areas not

Media Ball brings in cash to beat cancer

The Yorkshire Press & Media Ball has this year raised more than £2,300. The total sum raised by the organizers, for Yorkshire Cancer research, has now topped £6,000 overall. More than 230 people enjoyed a night of fun and fundraising

Cut-out-and-keep – over 100 poster pages!

Readers of the Western Morning News have a chance to take part in an ambitious cut-out-and-keep project to mark 100 years of professional football in Plymouth. The paper is producing 100 anniversary pages for readers to collect. They will feature

Mark prepares to travel after journalism bursary win

South Wales Argus reporter Mark Choueke is the latest recipient of the annual Nick Lewis Memorial Travel Bursary. Mark is the third South Wales Argus trainee to receive the £1,000 award to travel overseas and research a story linked with

Journalist loses cancer fight, aged 44

One of the Lancashire Evening Post’s most respected members of staff has died after a battle against cancer. Alan Burgess, (44), was at his home in Fulwood, Preston, surrounded by his family. His wife Alma is expecting the couple’s second

Press praised for treatment of murder tragedy family

The family of murdered schoolboy Luke Walmsley has thanked the press for the sympathetic way journalists treated the tragedy. Luke was stabbed to death at school in Lincolnshire earlier this month and although the family has kept the press at

Mail man's marathon success

Regional press man Phil Pearson has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by completing this year’s New York Marathon – despite freak weather conditions. Design editor Phil, who works for the North West Evening Mail, was among some 30,000 runners

Websites include "sinister" threats against journalists

Police are investigating a dossier of threats made against journalists in West Yorkshire on extreme right-wing websites. The dossier has also been taken up by an MP who has sent it on to Home Secretary David Blunkett. It includes evidence

Sister titles unveil new look

The Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard have revealed a fresh new look after undergoing a makeover. The sister papers, published by Archant Anglia, have been given a modern, cleaner design and new content has also been introduced. The changes include

Daredevil Kelly jumps off a cliff

Weston & Somerset Mercury journalist Kelly Crane has had an eventful few weeks, after taking part in two all-action charity events – and winning a prestigious award. The deputy news editor was named Best News Journalist on a Paid-for Weekly

The Journal Christmas connection

There have been changes afoot in the Shepton Mallet Journal newsroom with a new reporter joining the team… But a spooky coincidence means some things will remain the same. Carol Vincent joined the paper last week, taking over from Alan

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