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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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Will you join the Journalist Network?

An appeal has gone out for journalists willing to help non-profit making organisations in need of help with media relations. Last month Community Service Volunteers (CSV) launched the Journalist Network, which aims to put experienced print and broadcast journalists, producers

Building work starts on new press hall

Building work has officially begun on a new press hall for the North West Evening Mail. The £5.5m project will occupy a new 10,000sq ft building near Cocken Lake on the Furness Business Park. At full speed the new press

Amardeep's "release expected by Tuesday"

Amardeep Bassey, the Sunday Mercury journalist held in Pakistan amid claims of spying, is expected to be released without charge by Tuesday. After reviewing a report of Amardeep’s case, based on his interrogation, the Home Secretary of the North West

News in brief

Liverpool Daily Post & Echo boss John Bills has taken on a broader role within the Trinity Mirror group as managing director for the North West and Ireland.His deputy, Sara Wilde, has been appointed as the new managing director for

Police called to incident outside journalist's home

Police were called after Darlington Football Club chairman George Reynolds was involved in an incident outside the home of a Northern Echo journalist. A neighbour called the police, the Echo reported, after the chairman was seen shouting at football reporter

Journalist celebrates 40 years service

A journalist who has worked for The West Briton and sister paper the Cornish Guardian for 40 years has had his stalwart service recognised. During his years on the Cornish papers, many as a motor writer, Nigel Salmon has reported

On yer bike David!

Essex County Standard journalist David Grocott is undertaking a marathon cycle ride across the width of the country to raise money for charity. David (pictured) will ride coast-to-coast from Workington to Tynemouth in an attempt to raise money for the

Ham & High looks for new editor

The Hampstead & Highgate Express Series is looking for a new editor after Ross Lydall, currently in the hotseat, announced his departure. Ross will leave the paper on May 30 to become the local government correspondent on the Evening Standard.

New Gazette editor named

Stephen Dyson has been appointed the new editor of the Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough. He will take over from Paul Robertson, who next week becomes editor of the Evening Chronicle, Newcastle. Stephen, (34), is currently deputy editor of the Birmingham Evening

Former Journal journalist dies aged 98

Edith Bacon, a former Newcastle Journal journalist, has died. She was 98. Formerly Edith Base, she started work as a reporter at The Journal in 1919, and later edited the women’s page. In 1941 she left the paper to take

Paper's High Court battle begins

The Hull Daily Mail has begun its High Court battle to lift an injunction preventing it from revealing details about an HIV health scare terrifying families in Hull and the East Riding. Hundreds of patients have received letters advising them

Amardeep awaits decision

A Sunday Mercury journalist held by the authorities in Pakistan amid claims of espionage has been placed in a lower security facility. Amardeep Bassey had been held at the Joint Interrogation Centre in Peshawar after he was found not to

Meet the new Goran Eriksson

Thousands of people around the country are gearing up to show their support for England in the World Cup – but one Liverpool Echo reporter has come up with a more unusual way of supporting the team than just cheering

Paper responds to criticisms over gay mail-order splash

The Morley Advertiser has responded to the barrage of criticism it has received over an article it printed about a gay mail-order company. Last week thousands of copies of the Advertiser were stripped from the shelves after outrage at comments

Echo columnist dies

Exeter Express & Echo writer Rev Walter Jacobson has died, aged 78. One of Devon’s best known churchmen, he wrote the Weekend Thought column for the Echo for 25 years. He had fought a long battle with cancer, and his

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