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New Sunday Herald editor Richard Walker is to be assisted by two deputies.
They are David Dick, currently sports editor, and David Milne, currently news editor.
The decision follows the departure of Australia bound former editor, Andrew Jaspan.


A 24-hour experiment by the Reading Evening Post has shown that only 82 of every 100 letters reach work offices by the following morning.
The Royal Mail blamed the disappointing statistics on reduced deliveries.


Seven employees at the Evening Star’s print department have raised over £1,800 for Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.
They embarked on a 120-mile cycle challenge from Ipswich to Norwich and back, in memory of their friend and colleague Tony Lees, who died in April.


A senior council officer was suspended after giving an interview about illegal travellers to the Leicester Mercury.
In the interview, Steve Joyce accused elected members of avoiding difficult decisions.


After reviewing a petition backed by The Citizen to save Longlevens Post Office, supermarket Tesco has agreed to house the branch until a new unit has been built.
The campaign was backed by thousands of supporters, who can now look forward to a new post office opening within the next three months.


The North-West Evening Mail has joined forces with the Furness Oncology Appeal, in a final push to reach its £1.5m target.
Initial fund-raising was started 18 months ago by the local community, to improve conditions at Barrow’s Furness General Hospital.


Readers of the Scottish Daily Record have helped send leukaemia sufferer Sarah Thackray, to America, for life-saving treatment on the disease.
The three-year old has been flown to a top USA clinic after donations reached over £400,000.


The opening of a Lincolnshire Echo photographer’s exhibition was attended by the Mayor of Lincoln.
The exhibition, which is now open to the public, has been set up by long-serving snapper Roy Ealden.


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