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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

Scotsman.com 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

News in brief

Ripley and Heanor News reporter Richard Gadsby bid a fond farewell to family, friends and colleagues ahead of his ‘trip of a lifetime’ travelling to trek across Australia.His replacement is Rebecca Hampson, formerly of the Ilkeston Advertiser, who is preparing

Ex-Thomson Regionals chief has died

Former Western Mail editor David Cole has died, aged 74. He was the youngest editor of the title when he was appointed in 1955, aged 27. He went on to become managing director of Thomson Regional Newspapers and deputy managing

Fowler appointed to head The Toronto Sun

Former regional press editor Neil Fowler has been appointed publisher and chief executive officer of The Toronto Sun. He will relocate from South Wales at the end of next month after being headhunted before Christmas. Neil, (47), is a former

100ft drop could be cure for reporter's vertigo!

Reporter Hayley Cover is to brave a 100ft drop after getting rather involved in a story she was covering. The Oxford Journal girl – who is scared of heights – volunteered to do an abseil because of her close work

Death of Chronicle veteran

Newcastle Evening Chronicle journalist Brian Severs has died, aged 56. He had been one of company’s longest serving members of staff, joining in 1971. He first worked at the Chronicle’s sister paper, The Journal, as a linotype operator and compositor.

New look for Norfolk weekly

The Lowestoft Journal has been given a bright new look as part of a project to redesign and relaunch a number of weekly titles published by Archant. The newspaper group plans to revamp all of its titles in its Norfolk

Journal provides business news feed

IcNewcastle.co.uk, the digital media arm of Newcastle Chronicle & Journal, has joined forces with Tyne and Wear Development Company to provide a daily business news feed from The Journal to their recently launched website. www.tyne-wear.co.uk provides a dedicated service to

News in brief

One of the longest-serving employees at Aberdeen Journals has signed off, taking his last shift in the press room 47 years after joining the firm.Paul Shand, (62), began as a 15-year-old newsroom ‘runner’, served an apprenticeship to become a process

Enterprise theme for new publication

A new regional business magazine dedicated to championing and promoting enterprise, has been launched by Trinity Mirror, the publishers of The Journal and the Evening Gazette in the North East. The glossy, full colour, monthly Enterprise North East is edited

Fowler launches media solutions venture

Former Western Mail editor Neil Fowler is launching his own PR business: Neil Fowler Communications. The new business will build on Neil’s knowledge of Wales and of the British media industry, utilizing his wide range of contacts and his experience

Editors named at sister papers

New editors have been appointed at two Scottish newspapers. Ian Stewart has been officially named as the new editor of the Edinburgh Evening News after ten months as acting editor. Prior to that he had been deputy editor of the

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