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Veteran Jim's election comment

Veteran Derby journalist Jim Brennan has his finger on the political pulse and will share a compilation of news and views through his new web venture, Fairplay UK. The online newsletter is a sideways look at UK politics, the first

Politics and sport boostNEP output

The onset of summer – and an impending General Election – has prompted the launch and development of several new websites from Northcliffe Electronic Publishing in the Midlands. Four new NEP sites will carry all the local election news from

Electronic publishing accolade for NEP/council partnership

Derbyshire County Council’s website www.derbyshire.gov.uk, published by the NEP Midlands team, is one of the top 20 council sites in the country. More than 440 sites were examined by the Society of Information Technology Management as part of its third

Election companion launched at Peterboroughnow.co.uk

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph’s online election companion is growing by the day. It is at peterboroughnow.co.uk and offers a wealth of information about the local and national elections. It offers: information on Peterborough’s prospective candidates including biographies, email addresses, explanations

Electronic election for the Argus

The South Wales Argus has taken the General Election campaign online. The paper’s recently-launched thisisgwent website has a special election section featuring full details of the six constituencies in the Argus circulation area, candidate profiles and results from previous Westminster

Page views and contenton the up

An increase in the page-count for the online version of the Shropshire Star has coincided with an increase in the information available to readers. Page impressions have gone up from 528,000 in February to 667,000 in March, the latest figures

New sites to create a community link

Two new websites have been added to the Manchester Online network run by Guardian Media Group. Stockportexpress.co.uk and Rochdaleobserver.co.uk offer news and sport headlines with content being sourced daily from the newspapers. The sites also provide users with access to

Manchester Online gets foot and mouth (section)

Manchester Online is getting its own dedicated foot and mouth section. The web site, run by the Manchester Evening News, is aiming to become the region’s definitive source of information on the crisis. The new section will tell users which

Stars shine at new films website

Northcliffe Electronic Publishing has launched what is believed to be the world’s first daily updated site aimed at fans of ‘Bollywood’ movies – produced from the talent of Bombay’s Hollywood. Content for www.thisisbollywood.co.uk is being supplied by Kash Sahota, of

More than 300 papers get schools news direct

Schoolsnet.com is syndicating its online content to the 305 regional newspapers owned by Newsquest, one of Schoolsnet’s investors. The site was founded by former Sunday Times news editor Greg Hadfield and former Sunday Telegraph education correspondent Joe Saumarez Smith. Editors

'It's good to talk' says Examiner

A Huddersfield paper is hoping to bring people closer together through the Internet. A number of new features are being introduced to the Huddersfield Examiner’s web site, ichuddersfield.co.uk, to increase communication between readers. Users can now access a chat room,

Online Mandelson scoop for the Echo

The Northern Echo has landed an online scoop by getting former Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Mandelson to launch an Internet initiative. New media editor Sarah Andrews persuaded Mr Mandelson to launch ‘The Interview-e’ and put himself foward to tackle questions

Make money from the Internet!

Phase two of the “new media experience” is to come under scrutiny at the Newspaper Society’s New Media Conference 2001 – when delegates discuss ways to make it pay. Experts will consider new strategies to generate a profit from new

Beehive buzzing in Leicester

The Leicester Mercury is celebrating achieving 250 public websites for its Beehive Community Network with a publicity surge to encourage more groups to sign up. The initiative was highlighted in a two-page spread in the paper to show how community

Essex Beehive reaches300 mark

The Beehive Community Network from the Essex Chronicle’s website, thisisessex, is celebrating the creation of its 300th site. The latest addition to the network, which brings the total to 300, is the East Colchester Community Partnership. The Beehive, a joint

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