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Archant Life, the regional magazine division of media group Archant, has acquired Dorset magazine from Poundbury Publishing.
Dorset was launched by Peter Shaw, Poundbury’s founder, in 1994. Five staff, including editor Bridget Swann, transfer to Archant with the title.
The magazine will be managed within Archant Life’s South West division under group publisher Anita Newcombe, who is also responsible for titles in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset.

The Master of Ceremonies at this year’s Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards will be Amanda Gee, director of operations at the Berks & Bucks Observer Group.
The event will be held at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel near Coventry on November 17.

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer, will speak on freedom of information at the forthcoming Law For Journalists Conference.
The event will be held in London on November 26.
Contact Andrea Hayes on 0208 565 3056 for tickets.

Tenby Greenhill School has named its drama studio after former Tenby Observer editor Arthur Ormond.
The former journalist had also been chairman of the school governors and was always interested in drama productions and shows at the school.

Readers of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle are being given the chance to quiz a judge about the legal system.
Newcastle Crown Court judge David Hodson will anser questions about the law and the court system as part of Inside Justice Week, which runs from October 11 to 17.

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