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Cornish weekly the West Briton has announced that it will soon come polybagged.
With a growing paper and more supplements and leaflets planned, the paper will be bagged occasionally until spring 2006, when it will be bagged each week. The West Briton has acknowledged the environmental issue with extra packaging but insists polybags are “essential” to meet readers and advertisers needs.

A couple who have had a successful round of IVF treatment thanks to a promotion in the Birmingham Post are expecting twins, the paper has announced.
Their treatment was paid for thanks to the Post’s Funded Fertility Treatment For All campaign.

More than 35 journalists from 20 countries will gather in Bristol this weekend to launch the Exiled Journalists Network – a self-help group devoted to press freedom and assisting journalists who flee to the UK to escape persecution.
Backed by National Union of Journalists’ president Tim Lezard and general secretary Jeremy Dear, Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, and Channel 4’s international editor Lindsey Hilsum, the EJN has been set up with the help of the Bristol-based MediaWise Refugees, Asylum Seekers & Media Project, which aims to improve media coverage of refugee and asylum issues.

Chelsea Football Club has become the first Premiership club to offer a live picture service to fans using Empics’ innovative ShootLive technology.
This will allow the club to efficiently deliver ‘real-time’ photography for new media applications in less than 60 seconds.

Channel 4’s former head of current affairs, David Lloyd, marked his appointment as Professor at City University’s Journalism department with a lecture on The Return of Current Affairs.
Jon Snow and Kevin Lygo from Channel 4 hosted the event. David will be teaching on the Postgraduate Diploma in Television and Current Affairs Journalism course.

Western Mail chief reporter Martin Shipton has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Martin previously worked for sister paper Wales on Sunday, which in 2000 sponsored him, as part of a regional campaign, to stand in a local by-election. RSA fellowships are awarded in recognition of professional, intellectual and creative achievement.

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