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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.

On yer bike David!

Essex County Standard journalist David Grocott is undertaking a marathon cycle ride across the width of the country to raise money for charity. David (pictured) will ride coast-to-coast from Workington to Tynemouth in an attempt to raise money for the

Ham & High looks for new editor

The Hampstead & Highgate Express Series is looking for a new editor after Ross Lydall, currently in the hotseat, announced his departure. Ross will leave the paper on May 30 to become the local government correspondent on the Evening Standard.

Paper's High Court battle begins

The Hull Daily Mail has begun its High Court battle to lift an injunction preventing it from revealing details about an HIV health scare terrifying families in Hull and the East Riding. Hundreds of patients have received letters advising them

Amardeep awaits decision

A Sunday Mercury journalist held by the authorities in Pakistan amid claims of espionage has been placed in a lower security facility. Amardeep Bassey had been held at the Joint Interrogation Centre in Peshawar after he was found not to

Meet the new Goran Eriksson

Thousands of people around the country are gearing up to show their support for England in the World Cup – but one Liverpool Echo reporter has come up with a more unusual way of supporting the team than just cheering

Paper responds to criticisms over gay mail-order splash

The Morley Advertiser has responded to the barrage of criticism it has received over an article it printed about a gay mail-order company. Last week thousands of copies of the Advertiser were stripped from the shelves after outrage at comments

Echo columnist dies

Exeter Express & Echo writer Rev Walter Jacobson has died, aged 78. One of Devon’s best known churchmen, he wrote the Weekend Thought column for the Echo for 25 years. He had fought a long battle with cancer, and his

New Gazette editor named

Stephen Dyson has been appointed the new editor of the Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough. He will take over from Paul Robertson, who next week becomes editor of the Evening Chronicle, Newcastle. Stephen, (34), is currently deputy editor of the Birmingham Evening

Former Journal journalist dies aged 98

Edith Bacon, a former Newcastle Journal journalist, has died. She was 98. Formerly Edith Base, she started work as a reporter at The Journal in 1919, and later edited the women’s page. In 1941 she left the paper to take

'Predatory pricing' case against news group continues

The Office of Fair Trading is continuing its case against Aberdeen Journals Ltd, which it believes has abused its dominant market position. In July last year the OFT ruled that Aberdeen Journals had infringed the Competition Act 1998 by using

Mail challenges HIV injunction

The Hull Daily Mail is challenging an injunction banning it from revealing details about an HIV health scare terrifying families in Hull and the East Riding. Five hundred patients have received letters advising them that a health worker involved in

News in brief

Norwich Evening News editor David Bourn is becoming a more familiar face to his readership.He’s secured a regular slot on the Anglia TV news quiz What’s the Story. He took part in a pilot show which proved such a hit

310 years' service? Surely some mistake!

They say a day in news is a long time – but try telling that to long serving Dorset Echo reporter David Swain – who has 40 years’ service. The 56-year-old stalwart was one of 13 dedicated members of staff

Sumo you win, sumo you lose

Pix to come! How do you spend your holidays? Enjoy a lie-in, eat delicious long lunches, or drive out into the country for day trips with family and friends? During his last break, Gloucester Citizen reporter David Byers did none

Radio licence thumbs-up for newspaper publisher

The Radio Authority has approved the Kent Messenger Group’s take-over of the broadcasting licence for Mercury FM. The radio watchdog made the decision because it has to clear any proposed station take-over by a newspaper group. It carries out a

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