AddThis SmartLayers

News in brief

A former Daily Record journalist has been quarantined in China after being caught up in the centre of the SARS virus scare.
Peter Brennan, who works for the English language newspaper China Daily, lives in Beijing.

Special editions of the Bristol Evening Post were published when European Capital of Culture judges returned to the city to make a final crucial assessment.
The paper, leading on a story “Vote for Bristol”, was delivered to the judges hotel rooms to greet them on arrival, so they could read the double-page feature inside on why Bristol should be chosen.

A new award for the best NCTJ handout paper at three Yorkshire colleges is being set up by the Wakefield Express.
Students at Trinity & All Saints in Leeds, Sheffield College and Sheffield University, taking the exam for the first time, will be eligible.

A weekly newspaper in London organised a march from its offices to the local council office in protest at cuts in the run-up to budget-setting.
The Hounslow Informer led the way, to make “a significant stand”, according to news editor Tom Carlin.

Former Louth Leader reporter Clare Crooks completed the London Marathon in 4h 30m.

Author and former editor of the Sevenoaks Chronicle, Bob Ogley, opened the Kemsing Heritage Centre for its second season recently, when more than 70 people attended.Pictures on display were assembled by another former Chronicle employee, Gordon Anckorn.

Do you have a story about the regional press? Ring 0116 227 3122/3121, or
e-mail [email protected]