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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.

A Scottish shaggy dog story

The Aberdeen Press and Journal has learned that one of its most avid readers is a two-year-old dog called Millie. The dog’s owner, Kathleen Morrison, was amazed to discover that Millie liked to read the Journal… when she spotted the

Castaway "scoop" for Gazette

It was the interview they’d all been after – an exclusive from Castaway doctor Roger Stephenson. And it was the Mid-Devon Gazette that got the scoop. The Gazette is the family’s local newspaper and the star of the BBC’s Castaway

Pictures of 112 people published to help rape inquiry

Police are teaming up with the Peterborough Evening Telegraph in a bid to bring forward potential witnesses to a brutal rape. Photos of 112 people caught on CCTV camera at a Spar shop in a suburb of the town where

Star gains national publicity for dramatic rescue pictures

Dramatic rescue pictures by Ipswich Evening Star photographer Andy Hendry were plastered across the national press yesterday. The nationals clamoured to use photos of two boys who were inches from death when they were dragged from mud in a tense

Promotion to key roles for Post duo

The Nottingham Evening Post has two new assistant editors. The internal promotions go to head of production Martin Done and head of content Neil White. Martin is set to organise the ambitious training development planning at the Post and will

Big Mac treat for homeless

The homeless are to benefit from a fast-food chain’s special offer – thanks to a brainwave by a Derby Evening Telegraph reader. McDonalds is currently running a buy-one-get-one-free promotion on a different item each day. Telegraph reader, Tony Williams, wrote

Magazine focus after newspapers sale

Morton’s of Horncastle has confirmed the way forward for the company will be in magazines, following the sale of its newspaper division to Johnston Press. A statement from the company, following the sale of Lincolnshire Independent Newspapers, said the newspapers

'Mr Newspaper' is dead

A Lincolnshire journalist, affectionately known as ‘Mr Newspaper’, has died. Bill Skelton, (80), entered journalism in 1965 as the Woodhall Spa correspondent for the Lincolnshire Standard. Six months later he became editor of the Horncastle and Woodhall Spa edition when

New director at Newsquest

Ian Clarke has been appointed as the new commercial director of Newsquest (North East). The 39-year-old is currently circulation director of the Wolverhampton Express and Star and will take up the new post in April. Mr Clarke began his career

Time for the signs

Council chiefs were quick to respond when a woman’s tragic death was highlighted in the local press. Workmen installed signs either side of Grassland Rise in Salford after the Bolton Evening News told how paramedics spent 30 minutes looking for

Torquay writer given community award

A columnist at the Torquay Herald Express has been honoured by his home town. Dick Parkes was given the Kingswear Award for his regular page about life in the parish. The award is given to anyone who has performed a

Tributes paid to a veteran boxing writer

A boxing community is in mourning after the death of popular boxing writer Dick Futter, of the Evening News, Norwich. He made his debut in the News in 1956, originally writing under the byline “Ringsider”, and contributed news, views and

Moggy mystery drives reporter batty

Trainee reporter Chris Watson has been tearing his hair out trying to uncover the true identity of a mystery moggy. The story began when a young cat was found asleep in the engine compartment of a van travelling from Burton-upon-Trent

Diane triumphs in radio quiz

Diane Scholes can truly claim to be the queen of trivia at the Great Barr Observer after scooping her second major prize in five years. The advertising executive has beaten four other contestants to win a trip to Dubai in

Readers raise £8,000 to beat rare condition

The Leicester Mercury has helped to raise £8,000 for a toddler with a unique disorder. Two-year-old Toby Marriott, cannot yet walk or talk, is partially sighted and slightly deaf. He needs specialist toys and equipment to help his development, but

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