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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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Star poll attracts record response

A Shropshire Star poll which invited readers to vote on whether or not foxhunting should be banned has seen a record response. Almost 12,000 readers lodged their opinions by phone, e-mail and via a special section on the Shropshire Star’s

Midlands move for Marc

Marc Astley has been named as the new deputy editor of the Nottingham Evening Post. Currently assistant editor at the Hull Daily Mail, Marc (pictured) will join the Evening Post on September 30. He takes over from Jon Grubb, who

Reporter exposes airline security loophole

A Daily Record reporter has exposed a worrying loophole in security at two of Britain’s biggest airlines. Journalist James Moncur was able to board two internal UK flights using a fake name and ID without being challenged and even made

Reporter's Rent-a-Slave heaven

Bristol Evening Post reporter Sarah Feeley found the perfect excuse for spending a day being pampered by a semi-naked, muscle-bound slave – a newspaper review of Bristol’s latest service for women of course! Ex-Royal Navy firefighter Jason Murray has set

Ian creates golfing landmark

A former Oldham Evening Chronicle journalist has been busy redesigning the seventh hole of a local golf course. Ian Bennett retired last July after 36 years a the Chronicle’s Saddleworth reporter. Now he has followed in the footsteps of Alistair

Sports journalist dies aged 54

Sports journalist Jim Blair has died. He was 54. He had worked for the Evening Times in Glasgow and the Daily Record, starting out as a copy boy for the Evening Times. During his time at the paper he moved

E-book publishing takes off for Graham

Freelance journalist Graham Smith of Mediaworld has taken on the challenge of building the e-book website which publishes work by authors and journalists from all over the world. The site gives writers who would normally be rejected by traditional

Paper's 'Nobby Exclusive' hits the headlines

A donation from a Peterborough weekly newspaper that was intended to help pay for a tramp to travel to a professional golf tournament was returned when the tramp realised his dreams were not to become a reality. The Peterborough Herald

John says farewell to the Examiner

John Williams has said farewell to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner after almost seven years as editor. He left the paper on Friday to rejoin the Liverpool Daily Post. John is succeeded by Roy Wright, who was previously assistant editor of

Cartoonist Matt's regional press roots

Newspaper cartoonist Matt Buck has become a recognised artist across the country with his contributions to leading national papers. He talked to Holdthefrontpage about his rise from starting out drawing in the regional press. Matt Buck began his career in

Cancer claims reporter at 47

Strathspey & Badenoch Herald reporter Miriam Clift has died from cancer, aged 47. Miriam had been a reporter at the paper’s Kingussie office since joining the Herald last September. Editor Gavin Musgrove said: “Miriam was already a very well-respected member

Mail appoints first woman news editor

The Oxford Mail has appointed its first woman news editor. Stephanie Preece, who was previously deputy news editor at the Oxford Mail, is the first woman to hold the post in the paper’s 74-year history. She succeeds John Chipperfield, who

Pay offer halts industrial action threat

Journalists have called off a threatened strike at the Belfast Telegraph following an improved pay offer from the company. National Union of Journalists members at the Independent News and Media-owned Belfast titles had voted to strike today and tomorrow after

Journalist revered by all

One of the most respected journalists in the history of the Western Morning News has died. Kenneth Doble, who received the MBE for his services to the profession, was 79. He had been retired for almost 15 years, but the

"Best paid weekly journalists" set to strike

Journalists at the Rotherham Advertiser are due to begin strike action on Saturday in a protest over pay. National Union of Journalists members at the paper will stay away from work from Saturday August 24 to Thursday August 29 as

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