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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.

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A massive haul of bootleg DVDs and CDs were seized by trading standards officer and the police after an investigation into the trade by the Manchester Evening News. The raids followed an investigation into a local market in Salford, where

Top TV role for ex-regional press reporter

A former local newspaper reporter has taken up a top job with ITV West. Liz Hannam, (40), began her journalistic career as a district reporter at the North Devon Journal before moving to the Western Morning News and later the

Journalism students' "surf hoax" fools the press

Journalism students are claiming a hoax tip-off from the south-west saw several newspapers – local and national – and regional television news run their story about vigilante Cornish surfers. They even set up a website about “surf rage” to explain

Family, friends and colleagues mourn Bath journalist

Tributes have been paid to much-loved Bath journalist Tina Currie, whose funeral took place in the city yesterday. She became known to many as The Voice of Bath after she wrote for the Chronicle for 42 years, and her column

MD steps down at redundancy-hit titles

Trinity Mirror’s Alistair Nee has stepped down from his position as regional managing director, Midlands, it has been announced. He had been in the role since April 2001 and will leave the company on December 3. He is succeeded by

Funeral of journalist who was an 'inspiration and institution'

The funeral of veteran journalist Barbara Butcher MBE has taken place at Wye, near Ashford in Kent. It attracted people from all walks of life anxious to pay their own private tributes to the former Kentish Express writer, who died

'Myths of freelancing' are challenged in new report

New research is set to challenge many of the myths surrounding the image of freelance journalism. The survey, which covers freelances in the National Union of Journalists, examines many assumptions about the profession, including why people become freelance, their experience

Investigative journalist Hale 'hopeful' of appeal success

Investigative journalist Don Hale has told of his optimism that the conviction of Graham Huckerby, jailed for his part in a £6m robbery, will be quashed following a Court of Appeal hearing last week. Judgement on the case was reserved

Paper scales new heights for funeral of steeplejack Dibnah

The Bolton Evening News scaled new heights to cover the funeral of steeplejack Fred Dibnah, when staff photographer Karen Hope followed the path he had trodden for so much of his life… and climbed a church tower! The hometown newspaper

Post editor awarded honorary doctorate

Yorkshire Post editor Peter Charlton has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University. The doctorate was conferred on Peter, a former editor of the Sheffield Star, in recognition of his service to the city. He was honoured as

Early edition enjoys brisk sales

Early figures show the Manchester Evening News is putting on sales after launching its early edition. The company says it’s too early to say if the change will turn into a long-established trend. But the consistency of delivery to retailers

Long-serving Lewis retires from Express

Long-serving editor Brian Lewis has retired from the Kentish Express. He has been with the Kent Messenger Group for 24 years, and stepped down from his editorship three days before his 60th birthday. Brian started off in journalism at the

Motoring writer takes to the air for charity stunt

A motoring writer has launched himself into a different mode of transport, by wing-walking on a bi-plane for charity. John Swift, who reports for the Stoke Sentinel, was promoting a series of events for Douggie Mac Daredevils – stunts with

Publishers pool resources in £45m press investment

Newspapers published by Guardian Media Group and Trinity Mirror are to benefit from a £45m joint investment in new press technology. They have agreed to jointly buy four state-of-the-art press and inserting lines which will be housed at the Mirror

Community call as editor heads carnival committee

The Maidenhead Advertiser is getting out of the office to work with the local community with the appointment of editor Martin Trepte as chairman of the local carnival committee. The annual event is one of the biggest in the local

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