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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.

Freelance Kim steps into political arena

Essex journalist Kim Gandy is stepping into the political arena by standing as an English Democrats Party candidate in the forthcoming local elections. The freelance journalist, who has written for local newspapers such as the Essex Enquirer, is one of

Guilty or not guilty? Journalist James becomes the judge

Are judges and magistrates out of touch? Could members of the public do a better job of sentencing? Reporter James Glover was invited along with other journalists, Inland Revenue staff and teachers to sit as magistrates at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court

Post stands by its decision despite revenge attack

A newspaper says a revenge attack on the chief witness in a court case will not alter the way editorial decisions are made in the future. Derek Senior, (50), is still in hospital with serious injuries after being shot at

Presidential role for Petrie

Ernest Petrie has been elected president of the Scottish Newspaper Publishers’ Association. Veteran newspaperman Ernest is chairman of Forth Independent Newspapers, which publishes the Alloa-based Wee County News, and was previously group managing director of Regional Independent Newspapers. The association

Journalist earns role as a member of the clergy

Dunbartonshire newspaper journalist Tina Kemp has become a Church of Scotland auxiliary minister. Tina, (44), who works for The Lennox, was licensed at her home church of St Andrew’s in Bellsmyre during a service attended by 140 friends and family.

News in brief

The Bath Chronicle is sending a dossier of features highlighting the trauma of domestic violence to local MPs after a week-long series of double-page pieces launched the Chronicle’s Enough is Enough campaign.The series began with a heartbreaking and powerful account

Camera plan secures dramatic pleasure beach blaze pics

The Gazette was able to bring its readers dramatic pictures of the Blackpool Pleasure Beach fire – thanks to the fire and rescue team at the scene. The evening newspaper acted quickly to get staff to the site when the

Laptop winner is revealed!

Chris Wathan, from the Westgate Sports Agency in Cardiff, has been crowned the prince of punctuation after winning our contest for a laptop computer. He sent in a corrected version of a passage placed on Holdthefrontpage to mark the release

Journalist Julie makes history as she becomes mayor

Regional newspaper journalist Julie Bull has been voted in as mayor of her home town of Cheadle. Julie, (40), who works full-time for the Times and Echo Group in Staffordshire, has become the youngest female mayor in Cheadle’s history. During

Deputy editor narrowly misses an egging

Grimsby Telegraph deputy editor Nigel Lowther narrowly missed being “egged” live on television while being interviewed for regional magazine show Calendar News. He was speaking to Calendar journalist Duncan Wood about the release of Maxine Carr from prison when the

Editor treads the boards in "nightmare" experience

Bath Chronicle editor David Gledhill has taken to the stage for the first time in more than 30 years, in an experience he has described as “a nightmare”. David, (44), took the male lead in the Agatha Christie play A

Reporter discovers the 'real America' on Rotary trip

Irvine Herald reporter Lorraine Howard has returned home from a “journey of firsts” after a month-long trip to the USA which saw her working on 20 different local newspapers. The 28-year-old journalist enjoyed a whistle-stop tour of Washington and North

Investigative reporter puts court evidence online

Evidence from the trial of a former council leader, jailed for misconduct in public office, is now available on the Internet, thanks to the Orchard News Bureau, which raised the questions that led to his arrest. Jim Speechley, who is

Archant staff get £900,000 of free shares

Archant staff are set to receive up to £900,000 worth of free shares in the company following its 2004 Share Incentive Plan. A record 2,232 staff from the group, which publishes the Eastern Daily Press, East Anglian Daily Times, Norwich

'Name source' demand is dropped by lawyer

A journalist has been told he will not have to reveal the source of a story he published online. The Treasury Solicitor has dropped demands for Graham Smith to speak out about his exclusive interview with a submariner who claims

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