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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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The Newspaper Society has held a meeting with the Sainsbury’s News and Magazines division to discuss how the Society could help the supermarket chain increase its sales of regional and local newspapers.The Society’s Newspaper Sales Action Team is now hoping

Glassing story prompts 'outrage' from readers

Readers of the Daily Echo in Bournemouth reacted with “unprecedented outrage” following the paper’s coverage of a mother who walked free from court after glassing her 14-year-old son in the face. The paper received more than 100 telephone calls and

"Perfect journalist" Diane says a fond farewell

Staff at the Rhyl Journal have said goodbye and good luck to deputy editor Diane Ashton, who has retired after almost 40 years in journalism. Diane, (56), spent 18 years at the Journal, working as chief reporter before being appointed

Lie back and think of England call for cave 'rescue' reporter

Somerset Guardian and Standard chief reporter Wendy Walker was bound up like a mummy when she played the part of a stranded caver in a Mendip cave rescue drill. From about 80ft beneath Somerset, Wendy was hauled to the surface

Open day for top journalism course

The Surrey Institute of Art & Design is holding a special open day to allow prospective students to see its award-winning journalism degree course in action. The event at the Institute’s Farnham campus on Wednesday, September 15 will allow students

Editor to leave Yorkshire title to set up own business

Doncaster Free Press editor Merrill Diplock is to leave the paper to set up her own press and publicity consultancy business. Merrill, (45), has edited the Free Press for ten years, and has also been editor-in-chief of South Yorkshire Newspapers

Search is on for a new editor

LSN Media is searching for a new editor to head up one of its regional titles, following the departure of Aylia Fox. Aylia had edited Luton on Sunday for two-and-a-half years, and was also responsible for Dunstable on Sunday. She

Burberry cap ban? How about a Russian soldier's helmet?

Reporter Huw Borland decided to confront a ban on wearing hats in Haywards Heath pubs head on as he donned a variety of headwear for a spot of afternoon drinking. Huw, who works for The Argus in Brighton, ventured into

Motors editor switches to two wheels for epic Poland trip

Evening Herald motoring editor Hilary Vivian is in training for a 280-mile bike ride across Poland to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. She will leave Plymouth for a four-day adventure from September 13-16 – and will start in

Press denied entry to meeting that wasn't public or private

An evening newspaper was banned from a council meeting on the basis that it was “neither public nor private”. This was despite council officers advising that the inquiry into cost of repaving a busy Oxford Street should be “totally transparent”

Journalist's 24 hours in the airport is 'terminal boredom'

Daily Record journalist Brian Mciver found that life in an airport was “terminal boredom” as he swapped the newsroom for the departure lounge for 24 hours. Inspired by the new movie, The Terminal, starring Tom Hanks, Brian checked into Edinburgh

For sale: One signed photo of a reporter

Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Jamie Diffley has come up with a novel way to support his paper’s Sunshine Fund charity – by offering a signed photo of himself for sale on eBay. In an effort to beat the silly season,

Northcliffe MD switches to top job at Associated Newspapers

Northcliffe Newspapers managing director Kevin Beatty has been appointed managing director of Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, Evening Standard and London Metro. He will be succeeded at Northcliffe by Michael Pelosi, (51), the present

Date fixed for tabloid switch

The Evening Press at York has announced the date of its conversion to a new compact format as Monday, September 6. A compact newspaper is what the readers have been asking for since the Evening Press first experimented successfully with

News in brief

The Government is deciding whether newspapers should bear the costs of future investigations if it decides to intervene in newspaper or cross-media transactions.The Trade and Industry secretary could call in deals for a closer look on public interest grounds, and

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