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Sutton Coldfield Observer

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Rail crash victims to be remembered thanks to Observer

The victims of a rail crash 50 years ago are finally to be honoured with a permanent memorial, thanks to a campaign by the Sutton Coldfield Observer. Seventeen people died when a York-to-Bristol express which had been diverted through Sutton

Observer calls for memorial to rail crash victims

The Sutton Coldfield Observer has launched a campaign to remember the victims of a rail crash at Sutton station 50 years ago. Eighteen people died when a York-to-Bristol express which had been diverted through Sutton was derailed, in January 1955

Observer campaign calls for Safe Text

The Sutton Coldfield Observer has launched a campaign to protect people from being bullied or harassed by text messaging. The paper hopes its Safe Text initiative will alert parents and children to the dangers of text pests – following the

Award for campaigning weekly's court success

The Sutton Coldfield Observer is celebrating a double victory after a campaign launched by the newspaper helped save the town’s magistrates’ court from the axe – and then won a Newspaper Society Award. The Birmingham-based free weekly, part of Northcliffe’s

Petition handed to House of Commons

A petition of more than 5,000 signatures has been handed to the House of Commons in the culmination of a campaign by the Sutton Coldfield Observer to save a local magistrates court from closure. The West Midlands weekly paper began

Observer vows to fight decision

A West Midlands weekly newspaper is campaigning to reverse a decision to close a local magistrates’ court. The Sutton Coldfield Observer’s vow to fight the proposed closure of Sutton Magistrates’ Court has been backed by a local MP and the

Local news over 1,000 editions – and 19 years

The Sutton Coldfield Observer passed the 1,000-edition mark earlier this month.The paper’s John Newton looks back over the past 19 years and finds that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Being sent by the editor to

Weekly Newspaper Award winners announced

The Newbury Weekly News and Hunts Post took the top honours at the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards last night. The Newbury Weekly News was crowned Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year, judges hailing it as “a supreme example of

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

Sentinel Sunday is named Newspaper of the Year

Sentinel Sunday has been named Newspaper of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards – completing a hat-trick for the Stoke based news team. Staff at the Sunday paper also produce daily The Sentinel, and have picked up the Newspaper

Nominations revealed for Midlands event

Page 1 of 2 The nominations for this year’s Midlands Media Awards are: NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR The Sentinel/Sentinel Sunday Nottingham Evening Post Coventry Evening Telegraph Gloucestershire Echo North Shropshire Chronicle/Shrewsbury Chronicle Birmingham Evening Mail Sunday Mercury Express and Star

Weekly newspapers of the year revealed

The wealth of talent amongst the weekly newspaper industry was recognised last night as the best of the best gathered for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004. Editors, executives, journalists and photographers from across the UK attended a glittering

Contenders line up as judges make their choices

The finalists for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004 are: Editorial categories Aberdeen IndependentBangor & Anglesey MailBirkenhead NewsBristol ObserverCornish GuardianDunfermline PressEdgware & Mill Hill TimesEssex ChronicleHinckley TimesHunts PostIsle of Man CourierKent on SundayKentish Express (Ashford)Kentish Gazette (Canterbury)Manchester Metro NewsNorth

Best of weekly journalism is honoured

The winners of the 2003 Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards are: Paid-for weekly Newspaper of the Year Hampstead & Highgate Express Free weekly Newspaper of the Year Kent on Sunday Best news journalist – Paid-for weekly newspapers Kelly Crane –

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