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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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Old friends mourn former sports editor

Former South Wales Argus sports editor and assistant editor Willis Huntley has died, aged 92. He worked there until the 1970s and supplied a weekly article for years after his retirement. His death followed deteriorating health since before Christmas. Ken

Editor goes up the wall

Welwyn and Hatfield Times news editor Alex Millson was quick to volunteer for a university rag week sponsored climb. Terry scalesthe heights He volunteered his editor, Terry Mitchinson. So fearless Terry joined university staff and other volunteer fundraisers as they

Move to bring publishing departments closer together

Editor Nigel Pickover has taken charge of two new projects to bring newspaper departments closer together. He will look at how best to retain and boost the circulation of Archant’s newspapers – particularly its four dailies – the Evening Star,

Evening Herald is 'first with the news'

The Plymouth Evening Herald is claiming it was first with the news that Argyle boss Paul Sturrock was on his way to Southampton. The evening title announced the football club manager’s impending departure with a lunchtime special edition on Wednesday.

News editor's bid to raise £10,000

News editor Alan Williams will be putting his best foot forward with the aim of raising £10,000 for charity, when he takes part in the London Marathon next month. Alan, who works for the Somerset Standard and Somerset Guardian, will

Newspaper ad revenues 'hit by BBC', says industry body

The BBC’s online activities are threatening the profitability of regional newspapers, says the Newspaper Society. The society has told a review of BBC Online that it is concerned that public money is being used by the BBC to create “electronic

Press card applications from regional journalists rise

The number of press cards issued by the Newspaper Society to journalists in the regional press went up last year to 1,452, compared with 1,325 for 2002. The Society is part of the UK Press Card Scheme, a voluntary scheme

Weekly shrinks in size after more than a century

The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times has been making its own news in the Ribble Valley, undergoing a “small” change. After more than a century as a broadsheet, the weekly newspaper has changed to a new compact tabloid format. The new-look

New editor appointed at Teesdale Mercury

Adrian Braddy has been appointed editor of the Teesdale Mercury in County Durham. Previously deputy editor at the weekly paper, Adrian has taken over from Matthew Mills who has moved to Bristol for family reasons. Adrian said: “Although it is

Journalist's new crime novel in 'undiscovered' top 20

Investigative journalist Don Hale has been chosen as one of 20 undiscovered authors to be launched by Crème de la Crime this year with his novel The Wrong Body. The publisher launched a search to find the brightest and most

Raise the profile of your newspaper

The major event of the year to help raise the profile of the regional press industry is now less than nine weeks away. The Newspaper Society is preparing for Local Newspaper Week 2004 to raise the profile of the regional

Gazette veteran retires after 50 years

Staff at the Whitby Gazette have waved farewell to friend and colleague Don Wood, who has retired after 50 years with the weekly paper. Don, (65), joined the Whitby title when he was just 15, working in the printing office,

Euro tour hacks to report from all ten new member states

A team of freelances will be setting out on their most adventurous assignment – when they cover one of the biggest European stories in the past 20 years. Phil Chamberlain, Rich Cookson and Matt Cardy are preparing to report on

Journalists open up about 'life on the receiving end'

Journalists forced to flee their own countries were today hosting an event to talk about their experiences and reporting on refugees. The meeting, On the Receiving End – exiled journalists in the UK, organised by the Mediawise press watchdog organisation,

Leap year 'marry me' success for Echo

A reporter played leap year cupid for a South Wales love bird who used her local newspaper to pop the big question. Natasha Williams wanted to surprise her boyfriend Lawrence James by proposing – so she chose the pages of

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