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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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Double investigations victory for MEN

The Manchester Evening News has scooped a double victory after two of its investigations resulted in two conmen being brought to justice on the same day. The newspaper reported how 45-year-old lawyer Liaqat Malik had been struck off after being

Scottish papers preserved by Newsplan project

The Newsplan 2000 project has helped save four Ayrshire newspapers for posterity on microfilm. The Mulkirk Advertiser from January 1924 to December 1950 and the Cumnock Express and Mauchline and Catrine Advertiser from June 1889 to February 1909 have been

Martin takes on new role at the Echo

Martin Mammatt has been appointed as assistant editor of the Lincolnshire Echo. Martin joined the paper in September 1999 as sports editor before becoming chief news design editor for two years. He has previously worked on newspapers in Matlock, Chesterfield,

Media Trust survey will help charities communicate

The Media Trust is undertaking a research project to assess the current and future communication needs of the voluntary and community sectors. The survey is being done by the organisation that helps charities communicate on behalf of the Active Community

'Newsroom buzz' for editorial team at work on 6am special

The York Evening Press ran a 6am edition to bring readers early news of the capture of murder suspect Mark Hobson. Reporters and photographers from the evening paper were the first on the scene following Hobson’s dramatic arrest. The Evening

Daily Echo Daredevils join the Race for Life

The Southern Daily Echo printed a 20-page supplement covering Southampton’s Race for Life in which 40 of the paper’s staff took part. The Daily Echo Daredevils joined 10,000 women on the streets of the city for the 5km race. The

News in brief

A former Edinburgh University academic is claiming that media pessimism about the future of Gaelic could be a factor in the language’s demise.Dr Emily McEwan Fujita examined the media’s coverage of Gaelic and Gaelic speakers during 2000 at Edinburgh University’s

Murder trial gamble pays off for Telegraph

The Grimsby Telegraph brought readers the full story behind the Luke Walmsley murder just an hour after the sentencing – after taking a calculated gamble on the judge’s decision to name the killer. The judge, Mr Justice Goldring, lifted a

Weekly falls victim to lottery hoaxer

The Maidenhead Advertiser has told how it fell victim to an elaborate hoax by a university student who claimed to have scooped £2.4m on the lottery. The weekly newspaper reported how 21-year-old Dalip Singh was celebrating after becoming one of

Editor quits after caption error

The editor of a weekly newspaper has resigned after a picture caption was published which ridiculed locals taking part in a traditional event. The Southern Reporter, based in Selkirk, horrified readers with the captions that accompanied reports in last week’s

John joined his paper as a trainee and retired as editor

Editor John Rippin has retired from the Loughborough and Shepshed Echo after almost 50 years with the paper. He joined the company in 1955 at the age of 16 as a trainee reporter. Twenty-one years later he became the paper’s

Reporter Nathan mocks 'art' with £16.50 sculpture

Shropshire Star features writer Nathan Rous opened up the debate about what constitutes ‘art’ when he imitated a £1,500 sculpture for a mere £16.50. Armed with a £20 note, Nathan created his work ‘Baleful’ by binding together six bales of

Journalist photographs spy cams and staff at MoD base

Security at the UK’s answer to The Pentagon has been declared ineffective by a Western Daily Press reporter. As the Government prepares to send out guidelines for stockpiling food to prepare for a terrorist attack, Roger Tavener found Abbey Wood

Regionals man to leave Trinity Mirror

Stephen Parker, managing director of Trinity Mirror’s regional newspaper division, is to step down from his role at the end of the month. In a company statement Trinity Mirror said the newspaperman would resign as a director on July 26

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