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Veteran Highland journalist Duncan MacRae was guest of honour at a dinner given in Aberdeen by his former colleagues.
Duncan began his career with the Ross-shire Journal, before joining the Press and Journal in Aberdeen where he rose to become deputy editor in charge of production before moving to Inverness as Highland editor before retiring.

Staff at the Leicester Mercury are basking in the success of the 3rd Annual Leicester News Trade Night, held at Walker’s Stadium.
As the main sponsors of the event, Mercury staff say it attracted record numbers of retailers, who enjoyed an evening of “presentations, good food and excellent conversation”.

The former managing director of the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper group has died, following a heart attack at the age of 78.
Denis Cooper joined the Wakefield-based group in 1953, became finmance director and was appointed joint-MD in 1978, becoming MD in 1985.

Former Belfast News Letter editor Kenneth Withers has died, aged 87.
He succeeded Cowan Watson as editor in 1975 and served for two years before concentrating on leader writing until his retirement in 1983. He began his journalism career at the Northern Whig in 1936, joining the News Letter in 1941. He was Belfast correspondent for The Times for 25 years and for 20 years was a regular broadcaster on what is now the BBC World Service.

Visitors to Northcliffe’s this is sites can now access up-to-the-minute traffic information about their areas.
New traffic and travel channels have been created across all 28 sites where users will be able to find out all the latest traffic news. The new feed comes from ITIS Holdings, which also powers the AA’s real-time traffic information service.