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The Galloway Gazette has been told not to repeat an in-paper advert that suggests Audit Bureau Circulation data shows it to be the area’s fastest-growing newspaper.The title has only one ABC certified figure, so the claim is not supported by

New editor appointed at Teesdale Mercury

Adrian Braddy has been appointed editor of the Teesdale Mercury in County Durham. Previously deputy editor at the weekly paper, Adrian has taken over from Matthew Mills who has moved to Bristol for family reasons. Adrian said: “Although it is

Gazette goes online for election time

The Galloway Gazette has launched a new website in time for the election results. went live last week, and is being used by the paper to give its readers exclusive coverage of the Scottish Parliamentary Elections and the local

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,

New editor and deputy for the Mercury

County Durham weekly the Teesdale Mercury has appointed a new editor and deputy editor. Editor Matthew Mills joins the Mercury from the Evening Post in Bristol where he was an overnight chief sub. Matthew was previously features editor and assistant

Assault on reporter leads to eight-month stretch

A rampage that ended in an assault on a regional newspaper reporter who was sitting at his desk in the newsroom has landed a teenager in jail for eight months. The yob confessed in court to the assault on Galloway

Major changes to 133-year-old weekly

One of Scotland’s oldest weekly newspapers is about to undergo the biggest changes in its history. The 133-year-old Galloway Gazette will change from broadsheet to tabloid format next week. And at the same time, colour is being introduced to the

Scots papers snapped up by media firm

Three Scottish newspapers acquired by Johnston Press as part of its deal to buy Regional Independent Media earlier this year are being sold on. The Galloway Gazette, Carrick Gazette and Stornoway Gazette/West Coast Advertiser are to be transferred to Scottish

Johnston secures three more papers

Three Scottish newspapers are to be transferred to Johnston Press after the Government gave permission for Regional Independent Media to hand them over. The papers are Stornaway Gazette & West Coast Advertiser, The Galloway Gazette & Stranraer News, and the

Government to decide on papers' sale

The Stornoway Gazette and West Coast Advertiser, the Galloway Gazette, Stranraer News and Carrick Gazette could be transferred from Regional Independent media to Gannett UK. The companies have applied to the Trade and Industry Secretary for transfer of the titles

RIM expands its Scottish portfolio

Regional Independent Media Scotland Ltd, part of the RIM Group, is to acquire The Galloway Gazette. The deal includes three paid for weeklies, the Galloway Gazette and Stranraer News, the Stornoway and West Coast Advertiser and the Carrick Gazette. Still

And then there were two…

Page 1 of 2 The Buchan Observer’s decision to carry news and photographs on page one, for the first time in its 137-year history, will leave just two paid-for newspapers in the UK with an advertising-only front page. They are

Big changes at the Buchan Observer

Big changes are on the way for the Buchan Observer which is to have front page news and photos for the first time in its 140-year history. It is the last weekly paper in Scotland to still have only advertisements

Editor's job for Outterside

Nic Outterside is leaving the Aberdeen Press and Journal to edit a weekly newspaper in Scotland. Mr Outterside (44), chief investigative reporter with the P&J since last year, will take up his post as editor of the Buchan Observer on