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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.

New appointment as Milburn PR venture grows

Former South Wales Echo editor Alastair Milburn has announced plans to expand his media and PR agency, just a month after it was officially launched. Peter Bibby is to join the firm as account director, after a successful first month

Reporter Paul uses pedal power for Indian dream

Weston & Somerset Mercury reporter Paul Burton has helped to raise more than £7,000 for charity after completing a mammoth bike ride across the Indian state of Rajastan. The 20-year-old completed the 500km ride, through colourful cities, national park and

News in brief

Bob Phillis, chief executive of Guardian Media Group, which publishes the Manchester Evening News and the Reading Evening Post, has been appointed asa non-executive director of ITV. His appointment, together with that of Baroness Usha Prashar, chairman of the Royal

New editor at the Star

Alan Powell has been named as the new editor of the Sheffield Star. Previously editor of the Star’s weekly sister paper, the Sheffield Telegraph, he was officially installed in the post this week after being acting editor since October. He

'Report child witness cases sensitively'

Regional journalists are being urged to report with sensitivity when covering court cases involving child witnesses. New research by the NSPCC and Victim Support has shown that some victims of child abuse who give evidence in court only hear about

Happy Birthday HoldtheFrontPage

HoldtheFrontPage is five years old today. From being the new kid on the block back in 2000, this website has grown to become a major player in bringing news and job opportunities to journalists in the regional press. During that

Two new faces at the top for Newsquest in the north-west

Two new publishers have been appointed at Newsquest centres in the North West of England. Derek King, (left), is the new publisher at Newsquest (Merseyside) while Nuala O’Rourke takes up the same role at Messenger Newspapers in Cheshire. Both positions

Tributes paid to journalist found dead at cliffs

Tributes have been paid to a former regional press journalist who died after falling from cliffs. The body of Robert House was found at the foot of cliffs in Rhossili last week. Police are not treating his death as suspicious.

News in brief

A new industry study has found that newspaper adverts included in multi-media campaigns can double brand commitment. The project, from the Newspaper Marketing Agency, tested 12 ad campaigns to reach its conclusion. It said the high attention span needed to

Paper's poignant event sees islanders stand side by side

The Jersey Evening Post and the island of Jersey have demonstrated their support for the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster in a very visual way. Five thoudand people from the island stood ‘Side by Side’ at the weekend, to

Reporting duo's campaign against extremists rewarded

Two Yorkshire Evening Post reporters have been recognised for their campaigning work against the British National Party. Peter Lazenby and Paul Robinson were honoured by the Yorkshire and Humberside regional Trades Union Congress at its annual general meeting in York.

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