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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.

Journalists launch guide to reporting sensitive issues

A new guide on the reporting of mental health and suicide has been launched by the National Union of Journalists in Scotland. Written for journalists by journalists, the guide has been developed with the support of the Scottish Executive’s National

"Any photo opportunity" as Howard praises the press

The Leader of the Opposition, Michael Howard, has revealed the importance of regional newspapers to politicians – and the value of a local photo opportunity. He told the Newspaper Conference Annual Lunch: “All the MPs in the room know the

Birthday celebrations continue at the Journal

The Salisbury Journal in Wiltshire has published a second souvenir supplement to mark its 275th anniversary. In January the paper published a special edition in which staff told readers of their pride in being Britain’s third oldest weekly newspaper –

Cornish weekly signs up Richard and Judy

The Cornish Times has signed up TV chat show stars Richard and Judy to present its annual scarecrow competition awards. The couple, who have a home in Cornwall, phoned the paper to say they would be delighted to accept the

Evening Advertiser exposes underage booze sales

An investigation by the Evening Advertiser has revealed the ease with which alcohol and cigarettes can be bought by underage teenagers in Swindon. The newspaper put local businesses to the test by sending out two 15-year-old volunteers who managed to

London weekly set for relaunch

Docklands News, the London newspaper which ceased trading earlier this year due to production problems, is to be relaunched next month. Parent company Ivy Communications has announced it is to revive the paper and publish it alongside a new sister

News staff take 10,000ft leap of faith

Jumping 10,000ft from an aeroplane definitely wasn’t in the job description. But that didn’t stop four daring Evening News reporters and Pink ‘Un editor Richard Willner taking the leap – to raise money for the Big C, a Norfolk cancer

Paper celebrates with Special Edition brew

The Whitby Gazette has teamed up with local brewery Black Dog to launch a beer to mark the paper’s 150th anniversary. The 5.2 per cent bitter Whitby Gazette Special Edition is available at selected pubs in the Whitby area –

Times helps sports charity get on the move

The Harrow Times has helped a local sports charity get on the move with a donation of £1,000. Harrow Special Olympics, for people with learning disbilities, will use the cash from the weekly newspaper to fund travelling costs for its

Lord hosts 'thank you' lunch in honour of journalist

A former Southern Daily Echo journalist has been thanked for his work at a special lunch held by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. Peter East, who now works as a reporter on the Romsey Advertiser, was invited to Lord Montagu’s ancestral

News in brief

The Halifax Evening Courier’s Save It campaign has been handed a major boost with a £300,000 grant from the New Opportunities Fund.The paper’s initiative helped fund a start-up doorstep recycling service which will now collect from 25,000 homes following the

Jamie gets set for 10km challenge

A Merseymart and Star journalist is gearing up for a 10km run to raise money for charity. Reporter Jamie McLoughlin is currently in training for the L1310K event which will take place on the streets of Liverpool in October. He

Bumper postbag sparked by anti-racism initiative

The Evening Gazette has been inudated with letters after it spoke out on racism – and urged readers to do the same. Editor Steve Dyson said there has been a tremendous response to the paper’s Speak Out Against Racism initiative,

Highest city honour for veteran reporter

Veteran reporter Adam Trimingham is to be made an honorary freeman of Brighton and Hove in recognition of his services to journalism and the city. Adam, (61), is set to retire from The Argus in Brighton next month after 30

P&J announces compact plans

The Press and Journal has announced plans to launch a new compact edition on Saturdays. The Aberdeen-based broadsheet daily hopes to unveil its compact issue on August 7, which will be available for sale each Saturday on a trial basis

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