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The Cornishman’s new sports editor is Matt Dixon.
He began his career seven years ago with the Cornish Guardian before moving to the West Briton, where he has been for the past six years, becoming deputy sports editor there in 1999.

Support for a press campaign to honour the veterans of World War 2 Arctic convoys with campaign medals has come from around the world.
The Portsmouth News has been running the Last Chance for Justice initiatives, which will be sending a message to Tony Blair to ask for the policy change.

Former Newcastle Chronicle work experience girl Victoria White has become editor of top women’s magazine Company.

The Coventry Evening Telegraph is offering readers the chance to become a columnist on its pages each week.
The paper says it knows there is a wealth of talent among the readership – and a lot of issues that need highlighting.

The Newspaper Society has appointed Carla Pall to the newly-created role of national advertising manager.
It is the final stage in the restructure of the marketing department under Russell Collier.

Former Malvern Gazette gardening columnist Jim Tudge carried out the official unveiling of a tree and plaque to mark the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
The 90-year-old unveiled a cappadocian maple in West Malvern.

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