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A complaint against Gloucestershire Media over its use of competitor data in its media pack for advertisers has been upheld by ABC.
Marketing material from the Northcliffe company was found to quote an incorrect audit period for the Cheltenham Independent and incorrect figures and audit period for the Gloucester Independent. Gloucestershire Media has amended the media pack to show correct data.


The first sales figures for the new compact Saturday issue of The Scotsman show sales rose 20 per cent last weekend.
Editor Iain Martin said the Monday to Friday broadsheet version would continue, but feedback from readers and advertisers would be taken into account.


The Jersey Evening Post has won its campaign to force Sky Television to reduce its charges to customers on the Channel Islands.
The paper took on the TV giant in its Fair Play consumer column, claiming the pricing structure, which incorrectly included VAT, was “unfair” and “clearly wrong”.


East Belfast Observer managing editor Maurice Kinkead hopes the paper – the newest in the province – will be in profit within two years.
The weekly, which employs three full-time journalists, is funded by the East Belfast Partnership charity and European peace funding.


Mail on Sunday editor Peter Wright has joined the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee, which reviews the voluntary code of standards overseen by the Press Complaints Commission.
He was nominated by the Newspaper Publishers Association to replace Chris Williams, who resigned after giving up the editorship of the Daily Express.


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