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Scotland on Sunday has made a formal apology to top Scottish football agent William McKay, over allegations that he had acted illegally and improperly in transfer dealings.
The agent had sued the Sunday paper’s publisher, Scotsman Publications Ltd, after it published the allegations which he said had caused “considerable embarrassment and upset”.

Colchester Evening Gazette reporter Neil Jones and Essex County Standard reporter Robert Mead joined a bill of media experts to give career advice to students at Colchester Sixth Form College.
The pair were part of a line-up of five of the college’s former students, which also included TV’s Dermot O’Leary, who returned to pass on their wisdom at a special media day.

The Newspaper Society has recently taken up a number of press issues with the Government, during meetings with officials in the Department of Culture Media and Sport, Department of Constitutional Affairs, Office of Deputy Prime Minister and Department of Trade and Industry.
Discussions have covered progress on the review of the BBC Charter and BBC online; forthcoming UK gambling legislation; draft EU sales promotion regulation; Rome II regulation and right of reply proposals; court reporting orders and proposals for less restrictions on access to local government information.

Former Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander, who played the much-loved Hilda Ogden, has given her backing to the York Evening Press Community Pride campaign.
The paper has teamed up with City of York Council to launch an awards scheme to recognise the contributions and community spirit of local people that make a difference to the area.
The award will be presented at a ceremony in December, where a message of goodwill will be shown from the actress, who has been a regular visitor to York since she performed at its Theatre Royal in 1958.

Bournemouth Daily Echo readers have helped to raise £2,800 to buy a new leg and toes for four-year-old amputee Sophie Sivess, less than a month after it launched its Walking for Sophie campaign.
Her parents say the standard NHS prosthesis she has been given is no better than a wooden leg, and instead they want to give her a foot and toes that feel real after she was forced to have them amputed after contracting blood poisoning through a chickenpox spot.

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