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The Yorkshire Evening Post has reached its target of raising £2m for a local children’s hospice in just 18 months.The A Place For Us appeal was launched to build a new stand-alone unit to treat children with terminal diseases at

Reward money is handed out

A Yorkshire newspaper has handed out £5,000 in reward money to two women who helped find the killer of Leeds teenager Leanne Tiernan. The Yorkshire Evening Post put up the reward at the height of the hunt for the killer

So far, so good, for newly launched title

The Dewsbury & District Press, launched four months ago, is popular with both readers and advertisers, according to publisher Danny Lockwood. The former Dewsbury Reporter and Lancaster Guardian editor says he is pleased with the how the newspaper has performed,

Death of former Yorkshire journalist

Former Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Barry Plumb has died, aged 58. Barry joined the Evening Post in the late 1960s and was the paper’s motoring correspondent for many years. He was a popular figure among journalism circles in Leeds and

Strike action set to hit after union vote

The Wakefield Express and its sister papers are set to suffer three days of industrial action over pay with National Union of Journalists members voting to strike on Wednesday and Thursday March 27 and 28, and on Tuesday April 2.

Johnston plans to buy RIM in £560m deal

Johnston Press is planning to buy Regional Independent Media for £560m. Johnston, the UK’s fourth-largest regional newspaper group, is launching a £220m rights issue of shares in connection with the deal. The deal is agreed and has already been approved

Lockwood launch imminent

The Dewsbury & District Press is due to hit the streets shortly in an operation designed to offer keen competition to existing local titles. It is being set up by former Dewsbury Reporter and Lancaster Guardian editor Danny Lockwood. From

Stay safe in cyberspace

A website that provides support and advice for bullied children has launched a new section to help them stay safe in cyberspace. The Internet safety section is part of, run by Liz Carnell, a sub-editor at the Yorkshire Evening

Bullying resource bids for award

A website that provides support and advice for bullied children is in line for a prestigious industry award. is run by Yorkshire Evening Post sub-editor Liz Carnell, and is receiving tremendous feedback. The website, also a charity, is through

Early tribute to Queen Mum

Tributes to the Queen Mother that appeared prematurely on the Yorkshire Evening Post’s website caused red faces for the Internet team. Around ten stories surrounding her death were posted in the archives, despite the fact the centenarian was recovering from

"John Wellington" has died

Former Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Barrie Farnill has died in hospital aged 77. Born in Leeds, Mr Farnill retired as assistant editor (features) in 1988, after 41 years with the paper. In 1970 he launched the John Wellington diary column,

Cash lure for murder information

A £5,000 reward is being offered in the hunt for the killer of Leeds pensioner Edna Slater. The Yorkshire Evening Post put up the cash in a bid to bring in information that might lead to the killer’s arrest and

Small screen beckons for Liz

Yorkshire Evening Post sub editor Liz Carnell, who is also the director of the charity Bullying Online at was a speaker at this week’s national Kidscape conference in London. She spoke to an audience of 300, including teachers, police

Court reporter death

A well-known Yorkshire court reporter has died aged 81. Ray Linfoot, formerly of The Star, Sheffield, covered the city’s crime scene for 22 years until his retirement in 1985. Former editor Michael Corner said: “Ray was very much a journalist

Evening Post is just the job

A manufacturing company in Yorkshire has been inundated with job applications after the Evening Post stepped in to help its recruitment search. Bosses at Otley paper-making company Garnett had been left scratching their heads after receiving very little response when

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