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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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Newspaper and staff reach pay agreement

A negotiated pay deal agreed for journalists at Yorkshire Post Newspapers could point the way forward for pay settlements, union representatives are hoping. It was instigated by the National Union of Journalists following the Johnston Press takeover of Regional Independent

400 attend funeral of former editor

The funeral of former Tenby Observer editor Arthur Ormand has been held. Between 400 and 500 attended the service at St Mary’s Church in Tenby, including veteran actor Kenneth Griffiths. Arthur was a well-known member of the Tenby community and

Search posters printed by Mail

The Hull Daily Mail is joining the search for Rachel Moran, who disappeared on New Year’s Day. The paper has distributed 1,000 posters showing a recent picture of the 21-year-old across East Yorkshire appealing for information. The posters include her

Speedy news editor learns how to slow down

Evening Post news editor Kevan Blackadder describes the speed workshop run by Northamptonshire Police which he attended after he was caught speeding in the county. I saw the speed camera flash, but didn’t believe it could have been me that

Defence Secretary newspaper visit sparks tight security

Security was tight when a VIP dropped in for a chat at the Evening Press offices in York. Police surrounded the paper’s city offices while Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon was locked away in an office with blinds drawn and armed

Staff mourn Oxfordshire editor

The Banbury Guardian is mourning the loss of its former editor who died on Christmas Eve after a three-year battle with cancer. Paul Bithell was just 44 when he died from a brain tumour. He was first diagnosed in 1999,

Abbey damage appeal launched by local Guardian

The Waltham Abbey Guardian has launched an appeal following the attack on the town’s Abbey Church. Damage estimated at £200,000 was caused when the historic building was vandalised on January 3. Among the areas targeted were the organ, statues and

Newsman Dando ready for radio hotseat

Former Bristol Evening Post chief reporter Nigel Dando will soon be taking over one of the most fought over slots in local radio. The BBC Radio Bristol presenter has been promoted to the breakfast show after the retirement of Roger

Editor to stand down after 15 years

Edward Riley, editor of the Halifax Evening Courier for the past 15 years, is to stand down. The 61-year-old has said that after more than 40 years in local journalism he has decided to take life a little easier. His

Mail staff banned from press box

A Hull Daily Mail sports reporter was banned from reporting a football match from the press box after a player was interviewed without permission from the club’s manager. Hull City reporter John Fieldhouse was forced to cover Saturday’s match against

No regrets for either side…

Newcastle United footballer Laurent Robert has denied he was involved in a scuffle with a local newspaper reporter. He reportedly had to be restrained by fellow Newcastle players Kieron Dyer and Lomana LuaLua after a skirmish in a corridor outside

Football kept me out of mischief, but the hand of God kept me safe

Hull Daily Mail sports staff have been banned from Hull City’s football ground by the club chairman.This is the interview that caused friction between the two sides. Hull City star Stuart Elliott today told how football and his belief in

Press box ban lifted

Hull Daily Mail sports reporter John Fieldhouse is to be allowed back in the press box at the Kingston Communications Stadium after he was banned from reporting a football match there on Saturday. Hull City reporter John was forced to

Editor speaks out over public inquiry row

The Telegraph and Argus is supporting Bradford residents in their bid to save green belt land from housing developers. The feud is concerning the council’s Unitary Development Plan, which was passed three years ago. It designated certain strips of land

Post is quick off the mark for breaking news

The Nottingham Evening Post printed 2,000 A3 flyers on Saturday to bring city centre readers the very latest breaking news. They contained an updated splash after police revealed that one of the ‘bin bag murder’ victims found in London was

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