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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.

New editor is named at Hartlepool Mail

Paul Napier has been appointed as the new editor of the Hartlepool Mail, succeeding Harry Blackwood, who left the company in March. Paul is currently editor of the Scarborough Evening News, a post he has held since November 2001. He

Shots fired at Telegraph window

Police are appealing for witnesses after shots were fired through a window at the Coventry Evening Telegraph in the middle of the night. No one was hurt in the incident, in which a man fired two shots through a small

Telegraph drumming up business

A local newspaper has helped create a hundred new businesses in a year. Business Challenge was launched early last year by the Scunthorpe Telegraph and the South Humber Business Advice Centre. Editor Jon Grubb said there could be “no better

News in brief

A large and valuable collection of books belonging to the late journalist Robert McLaughlan has been donated to Glasgow Universities Chrichton Campus in Dumfries.Robert, who died in 1999, was a graduate of the university and a leader writer, financial commentator

Tony Blair writes about local pride – and the local press

The Prime Minister has written a special article for Local Newspaper Week, highlighting the thirst for local news and information that he believes is being fed by a growing sense of community. Tony Blair said: “There is a renewed pride

Sporting chance for Chris

North Devon Journal sports reporter Chris Rogers is celebrating after being selected as one of six finalists for The Daily Telegraph’s national Young Sports Writer Competition. Chris, (23), was delighted to find out he had won a ticket to The

Journalists' strike action continues

Strikes in protest at management pay offers were taking place at centres in Bradford and Bolton today. The Newsquest centres, which between them produce 12 newspapers, were hit by action from the National Union of Journalists. Chapel meetings at both

Postal votes are in – or are they?

A formal complaint has been lodged by an evening newspaper after it found the local council was giving postal voters false information. Several members of the public – as well as Scunthorpe Telegraph editor Jon Grubb – called North Lincolnshire

News in brief

Johnston Press has welcomed two new directors to the boardroom.Martina King, regional marketing director of Internet firm Yahoo!, and Simon Waugh, the British Gas deputy managing director, have both joined as non-executive directors, while independent director Sir Harry Roche has

Editor to retire after 20 years

Alan Osborn, editor of the Carmarthen Journal for the past 20 years, is to retire. The 61-year-old has spent his entire career with the Northcliffe group, joining the South Wales Evening Post as a copy boy in 1956. Later he

News in brief

Independent News & Media, which owns newspapers including the Kentish Times and Islington Gazette, is set for a cash injection after shareholders approved a move to launch a rights issue to raise millions of euros and strengthen the group’s balance

What a difference a (couple of) days makes…

The biggest change in the 120-year history of two Cambridgeshire newspapers will take place tomorrow, when their Friday publication day is moved forward to a Wednesday. Archant Anglia titles The Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard newspapers have had a Friday

Press and Media Ball date announced

A date has been set for the Yorkshire Press and Media Ball, a charity event to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research. The event will be sponsored by gas firm Transco, and will be held at the Royal Armouries in

Skid pan test helps Emma get to grips with safety

Reporter and novice driver Emma Snedden has been taken for a spin – quite literally – in an attempt to improve her driving. Emma, from the Lincolnshire Echo, failed her driving test 12 times before getting her licence two years

Howdy folks… and welcome to Press & Journal Day!

The Aberdeen Press & Journal will be honoured by the West’s oil capital – Houston – next month. The paper, along with Aberdeen tourist agency Munro’s, is having a day named after it in recognition of the relationship developed over

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