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New deputy for Northern Echo

“Strong local connections” help Chris Lloyd win promotion

First editorship 'too good to turn down'

Colin Tapping, deputy editor of The Northern Echo, has been appointed to his first editorship. Colin, (right), who has worked for The Northern Echo for 18 years, is to become editor of the Hexham Courant in the New Year. He

Echo referendum poll causes waves

The Northern Echo has made national headlines after commissioning a key poll in the run-up to the North-East’s historic referendum on a regional assembly. The Mori poll in the North-East’s biggest-selling regional morning paper revealed that the “No” campaign is

Canada provides a boost for UK press appeal

Canadians have donated more than £5,500 towards the total £22,540 so far raised by the Northern Echo’s Forgotten Hero appeal. The aim is to raise £40,000 to build a statue of Second World War Canadian airman Andrew Mynarski at Teesside

Regional paper's 'hero' story makes headlines abroad

The Northern Echo is making headlines abroad after launching a campaign to remember a forgotten hero of World War Two. Andy Mynarski gave his life trying to save a comrade on board a stricken Lancaster which flew out of RAF

Editor revealed as 'target' in TV documentary

A regional newspaper editor has been targeted by a former safecracker who believes he has every right to confront his detractors. Peter Barron, editor of the Northern Echo, is tonight identified as one of George Reynolds’ “local targets” in a

Editors gather to share ideas

More than 70 regional press editors were today due to gather in Birmingham for the annual Newsquest Editorial Conference. The two-day event, at the Copthorne Hotel Birmingham, will give staff from the newspaper group the opportunity to step back from

Milburn called editor hours before 'quit' shock

A North East newspaper editor has revealed how he was among the first to know Alan Milburn was to quit government, after receiving a call from the MP hours before it was officially announced. Peter Barron, editor of the MP’s

Former editor comes out of retirement to join the Echo

Award-winning journalist Jim McTaggart has come out of retirement to join The Northern Echo part-time. The former Teesdale Mercury editor (pictured) has returned to Barnard Castle to write a weekly column reflecting the lives and views of people in the

It ain't half hot mum!Newsrooms react to war

The regional press is capitalising on the time difference between Iraq and the UK – and to round-the-clock conflict – by bringing up-to-date news from the Gulf that the nationals can’t carry. Many are carrying up to 15 pages of

Grass roots focus for growing Echo supplement

The Northern Echo has increased its commitment to grass roots sport by expanding its weekly Local Heroes supplement. Local Heroes was launched four years ago when Peter Barron took over the editor’s chair and it has become established as a

Brain tumour claims life of "irreplaceable" journalist

A respected and popular member of The Northern Echo staff has died after a lengthy illness. Valerie Morley, from Darlington, died on October 23 of a brain tumour. Colleagues in the special features department, of which she was deputy editor,

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