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The National Union of Journalists wants to get the regulations on reporting restrictions for covering employment tribunals changed.
There can be problems for media coverage if a case is settled before it gets to a hearing, and reporting restrictions can remain in place indefinitely.

A mum with spina bifida who was warned three times she may never walk again is getting married in lavish luxury – thanks to the Widnes & Runcorn World.
Kelly Hudson, (25), and her fiancé Matt Dudley, (26), won a £6,000 dream wedding – beating hundreds of hopefuls a competition run by the Newsquest title. Editor Carla Flynn said: “The judges couldn’t have picked a nicer couple to win.”

The Press Complaints Commission could introduce its own “conscience clause” into the Editors’ Code of Practice to protect journalists from assignments they believe to be unethical.
It would follow a recommendation in the Commons Media Select Committee report last year, and might be on the agenda for a forthcoming review of the Code by the PCC.

A souvenir supplement and exhibition of the Essex Chronicle’s history have been announced to help mark the newspaper’s 240th anniversary.
Recent research shows that the six-edition weekly remains the most trusted, helpful and referred to medium in the area.

Unemployed youngsters who are thinking about a job in the media are getting support from Children’s Express, a charity based in Islington, London.
The project helps 16 to 19-year-olds find work experience and jobs in newspapers, magazines, radio and the television industry.

A 74-year-old Westcountry woman has finally retired from her paper round after delivering the Western Morning News for almost 40 years. Mavis Dingle decided it was high time for a rest.

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