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Bylines around the world after novelist death exclusive

Two British journalists working in the Bahamas saw their bylines go all over the world with the death of best-selling novelist Arthur Hailey, who had lived in Nassau for more than 40 years. Hundreds of newspapers and television stations worldwide

'Myths of freelancing' are challenged in new report

New research is set to challenge many of the myths surrounding the image of freelance journalism. The survey, which covers freelances in the National Union of Journalists, examines many assumptions about the profession, including why people become freelance, their experience

Tributes paid as editor loses battle with cancer

Weekly newspaper editor Andre Gibbons has died after a battle with cancer. The 55-year-old was editor of the Midweek Herald, a free newspaper in East Devon. He became editor of the paper in 2003, after spending a year as sub-editor

£4m drive to rebuild care home for journalists

A four million pound drive to rebuild a care home for journalists has been launched by the Queen at St James’ Palace. The Journalists’ charity the Newspaper Press Fund has begun a campaign to turn its out-of-date care home in

Journal plays supporting role in Tyne Theatre revival

The Newcastle Journal has helped secure the future of the historic Tyne Theatre after agreeing a three-year sponsorship deal. As part of the arrangement the venue, which plays host to an assortment of events, has been renamed The Journal Tyne

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Lindsay Nicholson, editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping magazine, and Harriet Wilson, director of editorial administration and rights at Conde Nast, have joined the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee, which reviews the voluntary code of standards overseen by the Press Complaints Commission.Nominated

Business daily gets a new lease of life

The Newcastle Journal is to launch a revamped version of its Northern Business Daily supplement on Monday. Originally published in March 2001, the supplement now boasts a greater variety of columnists and a more concentrated focus on the ‘after hours’

Shake up at Scottish titles

New editors are to take charge at the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland on Sunday as part of a shake-up at the top of three newspapers owned by Scotsman Publications. Ian Stewart, editor of the Edinburgh Evening News for the

Shropshire sister titles celebrate 150 years

Shropshire-based sister titles the Newport Advertiser and Bridgnorth Journal have been celebrating their 150th anniversaries. It is by coincidence that the papers are both the same age, as they were started independently and were acquired by Shropshire Newspapers – which

Linford hands parliamentary baton to Zoe

Former lobby correspondent Paul Linford has joined Northcliffe’s online division to develop the newspaper websites and explore new commercial avenues. Since 1996, he has been the Newcastle Journal’s political editor and most recently assistant editor (politics). His move to Northcliffe

New face on regionals' parliamentary beat

Caroline Wheeler has been appointed the Northcliffe parliamentary correspondent. She takes up her duties from Monday September 6, and will serve the daily titles in Humberside and Lincolnshire, as well as the South Wales Evening Post, succeeding Zoe Hughes who

News in brief

The Haverhill Weekly News has been cleared of wrongly dismissing two receptionists.An employment tribunal threw out claims of constructive unfair dismissal against the pair, who were part-time workers, and said that the company had the right to allocate specific days

Journal series puts speed cameras under the spotlight

The Journal in Newcastle is to put speed cameras under the spotlight in a series of articles assessing whether they are effective safety devices or just an extra source of Government revenue. The paper has joined forces with the AA

Former regionals man set for two-year Vietnam adventure

Former regional press journalist Steve Jackson is quitting his PR firm and home in Newcastle to become a fundraiser in Vietnam. Steve, (33), who began his career at the Gateshead Post before becoming a Homemaker writer with The Journal, has

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