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Land speed record-breaker Sir Richard Noble was the keynote speaker at the Archant managers’ conference in Oxford, where his message was “move fast”.
He told the meeting: “With a small team you have to move fast or die. The decision-making process must be taken at the front-line by the people affected and be very fast.”

The Liverpool Echo’s Sunrise Fund has raised more than £40,000 for Barnardo’s, its charity of the year.
Many other charities also received grants, to help the lives of young, vulnerable and elderly people.

Home Secretary David Blunkett chose the columns of the Lancashire Evening Post to reveal his plans to make it easier to name under 18s who breach anti-social behaviour orders.
He told the Post exclusively about the plans, which will be in the Queen’s Speech this month.

Motorists from all over Lincolnshire are backing the Boston Standard’s campaign to get the congested town a bypass.
All three emergency services claim it’s only a matter of time before snarl-ups start to cost lives, and car drivers are signing up to the campaign as well as displaying the Standard’s Bypass Boston Now stickers.

A triangular advert in the bottom right hand corner of the page is the way forward, according to Dereham and Fakenham Times publishers Archant.
It caused a stir among the sub-editors when it was unveiled, but editor Terry Redhead said: “It’s eye-catching without in any way detracting from the editorial.”

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