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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.

Former Chronicle MD dies on holiday

David Edgley, who was managing director of the Bath Chronicle for 15 years, has died suddenly. David, who was 69, was on holiday in Madeira when he suffered a heart attack while sunbathing. He had suffered a number of previous

Former hack scoops top PR 'crisis' prize

The work of former Neath Guardian and South Wales Echo reporter Neil Sterioduring major floods in York has been recognised in an industry award. Neil is press manager for City of York Council and a key member of theauthority’s marketing

News in brief

The Western Morning News is laying the blame of euro-confusion firmly at the door of the Government.And to back up its point the paper is conducting its own referendum on the issue, with the chance for readers to fill in

Newspaper fined over asbestos scare

The Lynn News has been fined almost £7,000 for exposing its staff to asbestos while air conditioning work was carried out at its King’s Lynn offices. The paper’s parent company Anglia Newspapers pleaded guilty to three charges under health and

New service to better target ads

A database of newspaper sections and supplements has been set up to help advertisers target their audience. The free online service has been launched by The Newspaper Society. The new database is accessible through and details more than 3,500

"A difficult but successful year" – Rothermere

Profits and turnover are both up at Daily Mail General Trust, which owns the Northcliffe group of regional newspapers. Its annual report revealed overall turnover of £1,963m – up six per cent – and a profit of £177.5m before tax.

News in brief

A loan company that was exposed by the Manchester Evening News – for targeting the poor and then keeping them hanging on £1-a-minute premium phone calls – has been fined £1,000 by phone watchdogs.More than 45 people complained to the

Case closed for Matlock Mercury?

For the Matlock Mercury, the final piece of the jigsaw came together this week when Stephen Downing’s murder conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal. The Matlock paper has been covering the case closely since 1995, when it ran

KM Group coup as Princess books boat show ticket

The Princess Royal is to visit this year’s KM Chatham Navy Days at the height of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in what is being seen as a coup for the organisers. Princess Anne will attend the Kent Messenger Group-sponsored

Circulation boost ousts freebies

The Belper News has seen the end of an era, with the Derbyshire weekly no longer giving away free copies. Some villages had received complimentary copies of the paper since the early 1970s and the cover price of 22p elsewhere

Post editor joins watchdog

Sunday Post editor David Pollington has been appointed as a new member of the Press Complaints Commission. Announcing the appointment, PCC chairman Lord Wakeham said: “That the Commission works so well is as a result of the interaction between lay

Death of two Gazette veterans

Two former Blackpool Gazette veterans, who clocked up almost 100 years service between them, have died. Herbert Cockell, who joined the paper in 1934 as a publisher’s assistant and helped publish the paper for almost 50 years, died aged 82.

New printing press for Trinity Mirror

A new printing press for Trinity Mirror’s Welsh papers will be operational in Cardiff by the end of the year. The new press will be capable of running out 70,000 copies per hour, and will be housed in a new

Strike action due to hit today

More than 50 members of the NUJ at Newsquest (Bradford) offices were today due to take strike action in protest at a 2.5 per cent pay offer. Group offices, including the Telegraph & Argus in central Bradford, the Keighley News

Sunday Mercury exposes "brothel"

The manageress of a gentleman’s club has been ordered to pay £4,000 after being exposed in an undercover Sunday Mercury investigation. She was prosecuted after Mercury reporter Simon Mowbray was offered sex and a massage while posing as a client

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