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The Bath Chronicle is sending a dossier of features highlighting the trauma of domestic violence to local MPs after a week-long series of double-page pieces launched the Chronicle’s Enough is Enough campaign.
The series began with a heartbreaking and powerful account of how a woman’s dream romance turned into a nightmare which has now led to her boyfriend being jailed. The Chronicle hopes that local MPs will throw their weight behind efforts to strengthen the law.


An updated credit-card sized ‘Court Reporters’ Survival Guide’ is now on sale, covering S39 orders, ASBOS, S11 orders, S4 orders, Youth Court identity restrictions and how to challenge them.
The new guide from journalism trainer Cleland Thom contains ten credit card-size cards to provide practical tips on ASBOs and the Data Protection Act, as well as key details of test cases, judgements, and guidelines from the Lord Chancellor and the Judicial Studies Board.


The Leicester Mercury’s revamped supplement, The Business, has been launched at an event where more than 100 business leaders gave it their backing.
Free with the Mercury each Tuesday, The Business has a new design, extra pages and a new focus on helping people in business be more successful and enjoy their rewards.


John Robertson, the Newspaper Society’s president, addressed the Scottish Newspaper Publishers Association Annual Conference in Dunkeld and spoke about the growth of regional newspaper readership and advertising, the trust readers have in their local papers and the importance of editorial investment.
The conference also featured Margaret Snowden on newspaper sales benchmarking and Jim Chisholm on classified advertising, and the principal guest at the conference dinner was Sir Menzies Campbell, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats.


Memories of Scunthorpe’s premier industry are guaranteed to flood back as a result of a special publication from the Scunthorpe Telegraph due in the shops from May 28.
Steel Town Issue Eight will be 32 pages devoted solely to looking back at life on the steelworks in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.


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