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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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Dailies get sales boost

The recent local elections gave Newsquest’s daily titles a welcome sales boost, according to the regional newspaper publisher. Many of the group’s titles saw healthy year-on-year increases, including the Daily Echo in Bournemouth which saw sales rise 17 per cent

Kate's career goes continental

Former East Anglian Daily Times journalist Kate McNally has been appointed managing editor of Archant’s France Magazine. The former business correspondent of the EADT, also published by Archant, will co-ordinate the editorial strategy of the bi-monthly English-language magazine for Francophiles,

Gazette steps in for samba rescue

The Colchester Evening Gazette has stepped in to save the town’s major festival. Colchester Festival 2003 was in jeopardy after the council decided not to continue funding the event. Festival organisers decide to ask local businesses for help, and the

Oxford reporter 'hijacked' by the enemy

An Oxford Mail reporter unexpectedly found himself the subject of a ‘hijack’ while covering a local event, when he was taken for a ride in a hot air balloon. Nigel Hanson had been reporting on the annual Oxford Balloon Fiesta

News in brief

South Wales Argus editor Gerry Keighley has joined the board of Newport’s Urban Regeneration Company.He is one of three new non-executive members of Newport Unlimited, which aims to develop the city into a centre for business, leisure and living. Staff

Newspaper staff go on the run

An editorial team from Gazette Newspapers in Basingstoke have gone on the run – but all for a good cause. The team were among entrants who took part in this year’s Run 4 Fun event to raise funds for research

Reporter faces the highs and lows of newspaper life

Reporter Virginia ‘Ginny’ Bridgewater may have only been with The Argus in Brighton for two months, but she has already experienced the highs and lows of life in the city. Shortly after joining The Argus from the Macclesfield Express, the

Weekly widens its reach with new edition

A new edition of the Hertfordshire-based Comet has been launched to cover Biggleswade, Potton, Sandy and the surrounding villages. The new publication will be delivered free to 11,000 homes in the Biggleswade area and will include more than a dozen

Is reporter Craig the Weakest Link?

Wiltshire Times reporter Craig Evry came face to face with the Queen of Mean Anne Robinson when he took part in cult quiz show The Weakest Link. Craig, (24), travelled to Pinewood Studios this week and joined eight other contestants

Death of Chronicle veteran

Newcastle Evening Chronicle journalist Brian Severs has died, aged 56. He had been one of company’s longest serving members of staff, joining in 1971. He first worked at the Chronicle’s sister paper, The Journal, as a linotype operator and compositor.

Former editor comes out of retirement to join the Echo

Award-winning journalist Jim McTaggart has come out of retirement to join The Northern Echo part-time. The former Teesdale Mercury editor (pictured) has returned to Barnard Castle to write a weekly column reflecting the lives and views of people in the

Newspapers embrace celebration of local press

Regional newspapers up and down the country have been taking part in Local Newpaper Week, which came to an end yesterday. The event, run by the Newspaper Society, celebrates the work carried out by the industry on a day-to-day basis,

New look for Norfolk weekly

The Lowestoft Journal has been given a bright new look as part of a project to redesign and relaunch a number of weekly titles published by Archant. The newspaper group plans to revamp all of its titles in its Norfolk

Bolton walkout continues as talks fail to find resolution

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles have entered a third week of strike action after talks with company management failed to find a resolution. Members at the Bolton Evening News, Bolton Journal, Bury Times, Bury

Newspaper group aiming to get closer to its readers

Trinity Mirror is planning to tailor its regional newspapers closer to the needs of their readers with the launch of a major new project. After conducting a major survey of its readership, the group is now aiming to ensure its

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