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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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Final whistle for Tony

Chief sports writer Tony Garnett has retired from the East Anglian Daily Times after 46 years working for owners Archant. Tony has covered Ipswich Town for the past 42 years, during which time at various stages he has been sports

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Representatives from the Press Complaints Commission were among delegates and observers from 16 countries who attended the fifth annual gathering of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils hosted by the Swedish Press Ombudsman in Stockholm. The Alliance was established in

Office move for Gazette Newspapers

Westmorland Gazette Newspapers marked a new phase in its 185-year history when it moved into new premises in the heart of Kendal. Around 80 staff have transferred to the brand-new four-storey home at 1, Wainwright’s Yard, built as part of

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Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s Chron’ll Fix It!, in association with Barclays, is back this autumn with £50,000 to give away to local community groups.For a six-week period, readers will be able to collect tokens for their chosen project. At the end

Editor denies 'confidentiality breach'

A newspaper editor is denying he broke a gentlemen’s agreement to bring an exclusive update on a running story to the people of Rugby. Rugby Observer editor Chris Smith is a member of the Town Centre Company, and sits in

Sex shop stunt for Post's Andy

Selby Post reporter Andy Germaine was today due to officially open a new adult fun shop in the town – right next door to rival newspaper the Selby Times. The store, called “Good Vibrations”, which sells lingerie and sex toys,

New editor named at Daventry weekly

Jason Gibbins is to become the new editor of the Daventry Express. Currently deputy editor of the Buckingham Advertiser and Review Group, Jason (pictured) will join the Express on November 17, succeeding David Granger who is leaving to work in

Race day boosts profile of the Press

The Evening Press backed a winner when it sponsored a fun-packed family race meeting at York Racecourse. More than 21,000 people turned out for the Evening Press Sunday Race Day, when hen parties, birthday groups and families mingled with racing

Long-serving sports editor retires

Long-serving sports editor Ray Tucker has retired after 34 years with the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press. Colleagues past and present, together with Ray’s family, gathered to mark the occasion at a party at The Woodlands Hotel in Spalding.

Big match turnaround for sports reporter Mark

For 13 years, Mark Roach reported on non-league football, covering games for local weeklies such as the Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Observer and Grantham Journal. Many readers followed the teams’ exploits through their local paper but the average attendance was usually

Police chief suspended after MEN investigation

A Manchester Evening News investigation has led to the suspension of a police chief accused of removing evidence during a murder investigation. The newspaper has told that despite being the subject of criminal inquiry – and an unrelated internal investigation

Paper's 470-word apology fails to lift press box ban

A page three apology in the Grimsby Evening Telegraph has failed to win over Grimsby Town FC – and the paper’s football writer is still banned from Boundary Park. The paper made the first move to improve relations between the

News in brief

Daily Star editor Peter Hill has joined the Press Complaints Commission as an editorial member, replacing Neil Wallis, former editor of The Sunday People.Before joining the Daily Star in 1978, Peter had worked at several other national and regional newspapers,

News values travel well, says globetrotting editor

Production editor Jayne Thomas has returned from a study trip across the Atlantic with an insight into the way North American newspapers treat the news. Jayne, who works at the Neath and Port Talbot Courier, visited a clutch of newspapers

Death of former Midlands journalist

Former Leicestershire journalist Leslie Wilkes has died after a long illness. During a lengthy career he worked for the Leicester Mercury, first as its motoring correspondent and then features editor. In 1961 he became editor of the Leicestershire Advertiser, where

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