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The Journal

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Strike planned after failed talks

Journalists at Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd are planning to strike over pay. National Union of Journalists members at the company, publishers of The Journal, Evening Chronicle, Sunday Sun and Herald & Post series, have voted to stage two 24-hour

Journal gets things moving

Major changes to a town’s gridlocked roads are being achieved thanks to the North Devon Journal. A scathing editorial in the paper last year, which called on authorities to do more to ease traffic problems in Barnstaple, prompted a forum

Planned strike is called off: Sides agree to talk

A planned strike by National Union of Journalists members at Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd has been averted. Union members at the company had voted to hold a 48-hour strike over pay on Wednesday and Thursday June 26 and 27.

Former Journal journalist dies aged 98

Edith Bacon, a former Newcastle Journal journalist, has died. She was 98. Formerly Edith Base, she started work as a reporter at The Journal in 1919, and later edited the women’s page. In 1941 she left the paper to take

News in brief

Norwich Evening News editor David Bourn is becoming a more familiar face to his readership.He’s secured a regular slot on the Anglia TV news quiz What’s the Story. He took part in a pilot show which proved such a hit

Newsroom replica opens

A replica of The Journal and Evening Chronicle newsrooms in Newcastle has been officially opened. Aimed at giving young people an insight into the world of the media, the Newspapers in Education Newsroom houses all the equipment and technology needed

Third editorship for Bill

Bill Browne, editor-in-chief of Gazette Newspapers, is leaving Basingstoke to take up his third editorship. After six years Bill will leave the Gazette on March 22 and take up his new role as editor of the Salisbury Journal and Avon

"It's one of the best jobs there is"

After a newspaper career spanning 49 years, two centuries and two millenniums, Barry Hartley, editor of the Lowestoft Journal, is preparing to retire. Barry has spent the last 16 years at the helm of the weekly title and his whole

Website figures soar

Page impressions for the This is North Devon website have soared to 60,000 a week – in just 12 months. The figure is three times the total for February last year. The Journal has had its own website for three

Every journalist's nightmare

The Journal offices in Newcastle have been immortalised on video after filming for a new TV drama took place in the newsroom library. The star of the show was Robson Green, who was shooting scenes for crime thriller Wire In

Yvonne's friends tell of strong character

As the world saw journalist Yvonne Ridley emerge from a car at the border with Pakistan after ten days in captivity, her friends from the regional press around Britain also watched the story unfold. The 43-year-old mum was seized by

Journal helping Devon markets to thrive

The North Devon Journal is helping to secure the future of markets in the Barnstaple area. New traders have been queuing up to join the markets, in particular the antique and craft markets, following an article in the Journal, which

Editors unite in fight for foot and mouth public inquiry

Regional papers from across the country are linking up to fight for a full public inquiry into foot and mouth disease. The Western Morning news is working with The Journal, Newcastle, the Western Mail and trade magazine Farmers Weekly to

Happy Birthday Wells Journal

The Wells Journal is celebrating being 150 today. On August 2, 1851, the very first edition was published. To celebrate, a special edition of the paper was printed, with an exact copy of that historic first edition. Assistant editor Michael

Journal praise from the corridors of power

Local dignitaries have been paying tribute to the Leigh Journal as it celebrates its first birthday. The 20p paper which is published every Friday is exactly one year old – and has clearly been hitting the spot with the community

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