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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

News in brief

A Bedfordshire on Sunday investigation has revealed that a subsidised bus service aimed at disadvantaged communities is being abused by local business people as a way of commuting to the railway station and getting a lift to the pub.The paper

£2.6m press investment to bring full colour

Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd has confirmed that a £2.6m investment will go ahead to increase colour capacity on its presses. The development will give it the capability of producing newspapers, which include a four-edition Chronicle and five-edition Journal, with

Former editor dies aged 99

A former newspaper editor who spent half a century in journalism has died aged 99. Robert Clough, who had been awarded the CBE for services to the newspaper industry, was just two months short of his 100th birthday. During his

Journal team make a splash

Staff at the Lowestoft Journal helped boost fundraising efforts for a new community football centre in the town when they donned their trunks to take part in a swimathon. Editor Russell Cook teamed up with the paper’s field sales representatives

News in brief

The Carmarthen Journal has joined forces with the Woodland Trust in a campaign to buy 32 acres of woodland near Llandello.The Journal is focusing on the campaign with fact, figures and more information on how it can help readers reach

Journal launches 'seriously good news' push

A “new look” Newcastle Journal is being launched – under the banner of Seriously Good News. The campaign is a bid to encourage readers to form a more personal and relevant relationship with the newspaper. A mini-Journal has already been

Journal finds public 'in the dark' on referendum

An exclusive poll from The Journal has shown the north-east’s lack of interest in changes to local politics. Most people questioned in a poll commissioned by the paper do not know that a vote is to be held on whether

Editor appointed at Newcastle Journal

Brian Aitken is to be the new editor of The Journal in Newcastle. The 43-year old father-of-four will join the paper after leaving his current position as editorial development manager for Trinity Mirror Regionals. He has previously held senior positions

Editor walks out

Ged Henderson, editor of The Journal in Newcastle, has walked out on the newspaper. Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd has confirmed that the editor, who joined the North East newspaper three years ago, handed in his resignation earlier this week.

Free weekly set to join Northcliffe portfolio

Northcliffe Newspapers has agreed a deal to buy the free weekly Radstock and Midsomer Norton Journal in Somerset. The Government is now seeking views from other parties before making a decision on the transfer. The Journal distributes 14,000 copies a

News in brief

For a two-hour slot every Friday, the editor of the Ayrshire Leader, along with two of his reporters, is telling the public about their news and views on Ayr Community and Christian Radio.Editor Scott Blair and reporters John Dewar and

From copy boy to editor – and beyond – in 50 years!

A copy boy who rose through the ranks to become editor and travel the world during his career has retired from The Journal, Newcastle, after 50 years in journalism. Brian Nicholls met the Queen twice and interviewed Yasser Arafat, Tony

News in brief has been nominated for a brace of European online journalism awards.Its coverage of the Scottish election is in the running for Best Overall Journalism Service at the NetMedia Awards – a title Holdthefrontpage won last year – and Stewart