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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.)

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Early success for tribute 'field'

The Portsmouth News has announced moves to create a living floral display on Southsea sea front to pay tribute to cancer victims and bring comfort to the family and friends they left behind. It will work in conjunction with Marie

PM's praise for paper's stance

Tony Blair has praised the Newham Recorder’s bid to improve community safety and reduce the fear of crime. In a face-to-face meeting with local MP Tony Banks at Number 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister heard how residents are becoming

Scottish title gets its first MD

Pauline McCart has become the first managing director of the Wee County News. She has previously held senior positions at the Daily Record, Business a.m. and Galloway Gazette, and has been with Forth Independent Newspapers, which owns the County News,

Elwyn steps down after 48 years in journalism

Elwyn Edwards, deputy editor at the Rhyl Journal, has retired after 48 years in journalism. Edwards (right) began his career with the North Wales Pioneer back in 1955 and after a spell of National Service joined the North Wales Newspapers-owned

Subbing error "led to resignation"

A reporter at the Selby Post has resigned after what he claims was a subbing error that saw his own father pictured as a drug dealer in his outspoken column. Former News of the World reporter Andy Germaine said he

Paper's whip-round secures £40 for pensioner's pleasure

News Shopper journalists have had a whip-round for an 81-year-old who had his cash frozen by social services for spending too much on prostitutes. Former newspaper print worker Albert Skipper, who forked out some £6,500 on call girls in nine

Group editors appointed following restructure

Two group editors have been appointed at the northern division of Midlands Weekly Media following a restructure at its newspapers. Pam Thomas (right) has been named group editor of the Sutton Coldfield News, Tamworth Times, Lichfield Post and Burton Trader,

Award-winning journalist to deliver annual Cudlipp lecture

Award-winning journalist Felicity Green is to deliver this year’s annual Hugh Cudlipp lecture. She will address the London Press Club at the Guardian Newsroom Museum on Thursday, November 20. Felicity remains the first and only woman to serve on the

News in brief

The Royal Mail is planning to withdraw its newspaper registration service, which dates back to the mid-1800s and allows publishers to send postal subscriptions by first-class delivery at a second-class rate. Royal Mail has confirmed that the current scheme will

Regional press staff cover Soham trial

Just 53 press seats have been allocated to news organisations for the trial of Ian Huntley and Maxine Carr at the Old Bailey. They face charges relating to the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in what is expected

MPs line up to support Citizen's plea

An Early Day Motion presented to the House of Commons in support of a Gloucester Citizen campaign had attracted support from 43 MPs. The paper wants a minister for the elderly – and Gloucester MP Parmjit Dhanda agrees. He joined

New masthead marks changes at the Mail

The East Riding Mail has unveiled a fresh new look to differentiate it from its twin brand, the Hull Daily Mail. Changes to the design and typography of both newspapers have been introduced over the past few weeks, to make

Sceptic de-stresses with an Indian head massage

Unconvinced about the power of holistic therapies and spiritual healing, self-confessed sceptic Louise Lewis was invited to give an Indian head massage a try – and was pleasantly surprised at the results. The Wellington Weekly News journalist was invited to

New quest for justice by investigator Hale

Editor-turned-investigator Don Hale is pinning his hopes on another court success as he exposes another potential miscarriage of justice. The Court of Appeal is preparing to hear an appeal against the conviction of Graham Huckerby, who was convicted of being

Annual tribute for hero honoured by the Herald

The community of Tamworth is set to pay tribute to war hero Colin Grazier with an annual ‘Grazier Day’. The plans for the tribute follow a five-year campaign by the Tamworth Herald to honour the unsung heroes. An official memorial

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