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Jobs to go at Central Independent Newspapers

Central Independent Newspapers, which publishes the Tamworth Herald, Lichfield Mercury, Sutton Coldfield Observer and Walsall Advertiser, is cutting jobs and some of its district offices are “likely” to close. The group, which was bought by Northcliffe Newspapers – the regional

Hot shot junior

A hot-shot reporter is making his mark in the press – at the tender age of 13. Daniel Kent is a regular contributor to the sports pages of the Sutton Coldfield Observer. Each week at least one, and usually more,

Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000

The Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000 were announced at a gala dinner in Newcastle after the Weekly Newspaper Conference. Here is the full list: Best advertisement feature – Paid-for weekly newspapers Winner: Somerset County Gazette Highly Commended: Luton News/Dunstable

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