A Huddersfield Examiner van with 1,000 newspapers on board was stolen by robbers when the driver was knocked to the ground and his keys stolen.
The distinctive van, with the word “Examiner” emblazoned on the side, was recovered later the same day. Distribution teams managed to supply most of the newsagents in the area covered by the stolen vehicle.
Cirencester Standard reporter Andy Woolfoot explained his decision to be a “human guinea pig” in drugs trials when he was a student, as readers clamoured for information on six men whose experiment when badly wrong recently.
He said the drugs trialling was recommended by a friend of the family – a doctor – as a good way to get extra cash and help clear his debts. He maintains he would do more drugs trials in the future, despite the risks.
A Press & Journal report on five climbers, who escaped with minor injuries after being swept 900ft by an avalanche, prompted journalist Nicola Barry to relive two gut-wrenching moments in her life in a feature in the newspaper.
She told how both her father and her brother had died in mountain-climbing accidents, one in 1979 and the other in 1982, recalling for her readers the trauma of a sudden death.
Television journalist Kate Adie visited student at Cumbria Institute for the Arts in Carlisle to tell journalism students about her exploits in the years when she was one of the best known faces of television news.
She recalled covering conflicts in Albania, Rwanda, China, the former Yugoslavia and Sierra Leone, explaining the danger of Tiananmen Square and the Iranian Embassy siege in 1980 which shot her to stardom.
The demand for advertising space on regional press websites continues to rise, despite tough conditions for the print sector, according to the Advertising Association. Online recruitment revenue went up by 27 per cent.
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, Leader of the Opposition, will be guest of honour at the Newspaper Society’s annual lunch.
The Society’s AGM will include a business session for members with presentations from the Press Association, St Luke’s, and the Commercial Radio Companies Association.