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Regional editors to speak at conference

Four editors from the regional press will be among the speakers at this year’s Society of Editors Conference. Mike Gilson of The News in Portsmouth, Leicester Mercury editor Nick Carter, Hannah Walker of the South London Press and Terry Manners

Newspaper group aiming to get closer to its readers

Trinity Mirror is planning to tailor its regional newspapers closer to the needs of their readers with the launch of a major new project. After conducting a major survey of its readership, the group is now aiming to ensure its

News in brief

A long-running newspaper campaign has scored another success with cannabis and pills worth more than £1,200 being seized at a house in Fraserborough, Scotland, after a tip-off to police from a member of the public.It is the latest success in

News in brief

The Gloucester Citizen has decided to stop using the word ‘bed-blocking’ because it considers the term out-dated and insulting to patients who, through no fault of their own, are stuck in hospital while social services and the NHS organise their

News in brief

After reading of his crime in the Cornish Guardian, a thief with a conscience returned £100 of child benefits that he stole from a young mother of three.Police in St Austell received an envelope containing the money – and an

Big Brother battle hots up between London weeklies

The News Shopper is going head to head with rivals South London Press – with its campaign to propel Kate to Big Brother victory. The weekly south east London and north Kent series has been pushing for her to win

Editors look ahead to October date

More top names from national and regional newspapers have joined the list of speakers at the York conference of the Society of Editors in October. Tim Bowdler, president of the Newspaper Society, will give the Society of Editors Lecture at

Reporting bad news

Since April last year, the South London Press and Mercury newspapers have worked closely with Bernadette Williams to find her teenage daughter Hannah. Nearly a year later, Kent police announced the sad news this week that they believe a body

Former lino operator launches website

Dave Hughes, a former Linotype operator for the Yorkshire Evening Press, has launched his own website. The site is aimed at bringing together people with an interest in the Linotype machine, such as former lino operators, or for people with

Undercover stunt highlights security

An in-depth report highlighting security on the London Eye is winging its to the Metropolitan Police after an investigation by the South London Press. The move comes after an undercover reporter from the paper was able to smuggle what it

Henry Clother tributes

Henry Clother, who taught generations of aspiring journalists their art, has died. He spent 13 years in charge of the newspaper course at City University’s graduate centre for journalism in London, after a career in newspapers which included spells at

Lee tells of his New York terror

A former South London Press journalist has told how he got caught in the debris of the falling twin towers following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre. Lee Brown, who now works for The Mirror, had to make

Reporter's "first" on camera

The South London Press is urging readers to give their blood to save a life. And the paper is taking its coverage to a rather more interesting level – with one of its reporters describing her experience of being a

Latest union activity

The National Union of Journalists has secured union recognition at the News Shopper Series – a group of weekly newspapers in Kent and South London – after 90% of journalists voted “yes” in aballot (27 votes to three). The NUJ

Cut restrictions to save the Press – says Trinity Mirror

Local newspapers could end up losing out because of merger rules pushed through Parliament 27 years ago, publishing group Trinity Mirror is claiming. The Fair Trading Act 1973 still governs newspaper mergers today. The group is claiming it imposes unfair

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