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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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Newspaper Conference elects new chairman

Brendan Carlin, political editor of the Yorkshire Post, has been elected as the chairman of the Newspaper Conference for 2003. He will preside over the Conference which represents London editors and political correspondents of regional newspapers which are members of

Big news week for Isle of Man journalists

News staff from a trio of newspapers that publish on the Isle of Man have had a busy – if challenging – week reporting the untimely deaths of two former islanders. Reporters awoke on Sunday to hear the news that

Gazette exposes security risk

The Colchester Evening Gazette has unveiled a potential security risk at Essex County Council. In an exclusive front page story, the paper showed how the county council had placed sensitive security information about its buildings on its website. The information

Former reporter returns to old news patch for top PR job

Former Gloucester Citizen reporter Hilary Allison has been appointed public relations manager for Gloucestershire County Council. The 37-year-old, who currently holds a similar post with Devon County Council, will take up her new role in March. Hilary trained as a

Banners unveiled after Gazette's contest

The Tiverton Gazette joined forces with Mid Devon District Council to host a contest for the new Exe Valley Leisure Centre in Tiverton. The competition was open to schoolchildren in the area to design a banner promoting fit and healthy

'Editor for the day' prize up for grabs

Young journalism hopefuls from across the North East are being given a unique opportunity to edit a top daily newspaper for the day. The prize is up for grabs as part of the School Newspaper Awards 2003, currently being run

News in brief

TV personality Lowri Turner has been speaking to the people of Wales in her new exclusive column for The Western Mail.The hard-hitting journalist and television star writes every Friday with a no-holds-barred views on what is happening in Wales and

Bedding down in the sports ground

The Bath Chronicle sent reporter Simon Davies out to sleep rough on one of the coldest nights of the year – and he lasted until 1am.Simon has been covering the Chronicle’s annual appeal on behalf of Bath’s Julian House homelessness

Reporter Sally gets her hands dirty on the dustbin round

Retford Times reporter Sally Clark got her hands dirty when she joined North Leverton’s bin men on their round. She wanted to test run the new recycling system that has been introduced in the village. She soon settled in to

Things that go bump in the night…

Life as a reporter can be unpredictable, and, as the Bristol Evening Post’s Olivier Vergnault found, even scary at times. On his latest assignment he was sent out to spend the night in the Clock Tower of Ashton Court mansion,

Death of former Citizen man

Ted Lacey, a former assistant editor of The Citizen, Gloucester, has died at the age of 92. He suffered a severe stroke about 10 years ago, but had recovered much of his movement and speech. Born Edward Lacey, he began

FC takeover supported by Mercury

The Leicester Mercury is backing a consortium, headed by Gary Lineker, that’s planning to rescue Leicester City Football Club from financial ruin. The club have been revealed to be as much as £74m in debt. There will shortly be a

News in brief

Keen golfer Janis Gallon-Smith is looking forward to working on her golf handicap after calling time on a hectic career at Aberdeen Journals.The customer services director retired after 16 years with the company, which began as classified manager with Aberdeen

Job plea from union

The National Union of Journalists has taken up the case of a sub-editor who was made redundant from the Rotherham Advertiser. Editor Doug Melloy said Mark Lindsey’s role and responsibilities were no longer needed at the Advertiser. Mark was previously

Pink-papered jobs platform launched

The Oxford Mail is publishing a new weekly supplement: Jobs Extra. The pink-papered platform is an addition to the newspaper’s Tuesday offering, featuring a comprehensive range of job vacancies and related editorial. The idea was developed to maximise recruitment revenues.

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