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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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Former Grimsby Telegraph journalist shot in Iraq

A former Grimsby Telegraph journalist has been shot in Iraq. Colin Freeman, who worked at the paper between 1994 and 1996, was reporting from Basra when a bullet narrowly missed his spine on Friday. The freelance told the Evening Standard,

Sore legs in the newsroom after 5km dash

Newsroom staff from Gazette Newspapers in Basingstoke have been doing their bit to help fund the fight against cancer. Seven members of the editorial team put on their running shoes to take part in the Alberto-Culver Run4Fun in aid of

News in brief

The Press Complaints Commission can today announce that it received 1,018 complaints between January and March 2004, in line with the figures for 2003, when a record number was received over the course of the year. Of those complaints that

Murder conviction questioned by investigative duo

The highest criminal review body in England has said it will re-examine the safety of a murder conviction following a series of articles in the Western Morning News. Reporters Neil Young and Aislinn Simpson, pictured, have re-investigated the controversial case

Media partner to boost hospice project

A unique home care project for children with incurable conditions has been launched in the Scottish Highlands and Moray … with backing from Scottish Provincial Press, the biggest newspaper publisher in the area. The project is being run by the

Former editor's detective work unmasks killer

A former regional newspaper editor has unmasked the killer of a Suffolk farmer more than 60 years after he was murdered. David Williams, (71), spent 18 months writing and researching his new book Poison Farm, A Murderer Unmasked After 60

Reporter barred from meeting labelled a 'training exercise'

An editor has rounded on her local authority after a reporter was turned away from a council meeting set to discuss a critical issue facing thousands of voters. Hereford Times reporter Ian Morris was hoping to inform the public about

Hale pursues second 'miscarriage of justice' claim

The case of a man convicted of being the “inside man” on a major Securicor robbery is to be heard in mid-July. Graham Huckerby is hoping his conviction will be ruled as a miscarriage of justice after fresh evidence –

Editor-turned-sub retires from the Herald

A well-travelled sub-editor at the Plymouth Herald, who has edited several newspapers during his career, has retired after six prize-winning years at the paper. Friends and colleagues gave George Taylor a send off to remember with a fond farewell at

Editor in the stocks to celebrate 150th

The Wiltshire Times celebrated its 150th birthday by putting editor Toby Granville in the stocks. Anniversary festivities kicked off at Trowbridge’s annual May Fair when readers – and staff – had the chance to throw wet sponges at Toby to

Vicki reports on her dream job

Newsroom junior Vicki Mathias (right) gives an insight into what brought her to work at the Bristol Evening Post. Find out about her ambitions, and what makes her tick, as she starts out in the regional press industry. My journalistic

Surprise, surprise for reporter Margaret

Veteran Bucks Free Press reporter Margaret Smith was given an unexpected ‘surprise surprise’ when she was handed an award by Cilla Black. Margaret was standing with her notebook at an event celebrating four years of fund raising for the local

News in brief

Anita Syvret, editor of the Gloucestershire Echo, has given a presentation on the art of self-promotion at an event organised by the Chartered Management Institute.Entitled ‘How to Get Your Name in the Paper Without Paying for it’, Anita gave an

Publisher's quiz night attracts 400

A mass wine-and-wisdom event run by a regional newspaper publisher has raised £6,378 for charity – taking total income since the project began up to £16,500. Kent Messenger Group’s Big Quiz 2004 saw 62 teams and 400 minds compete for

Supporters' rivalry leads to a verbal pasting in the press

On-field rivalry spread to the pages of two westcountry publications before a crunch rugby match at the weekend. Even before a ball had been kicked in he massive rugby clash between Gloucester and Bath, hostilities were well and truly under

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