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PA Sport has announced that an agreement to acquire Sportev, the wireless sports agency, for an undisclosed sum.
PA Sport has more than 700 reporters in 100 countries focusing on 40 major sports, with offices in the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing. Sportev was founded in 1999 to provide broadband and mobile video solutions to the sports industry. It currently provides in-match goal videos from the Barclays English Premier League to 3G mobile networks and from the UEFA Champions League to Vodafone companies in 16 countries across Europe.

Leek Post & Times trainee reporter Aimi Moores has been named Student of the Year.
Aimi beat competition from students as far afield as Gloucester and Mid Wales to win the day release Student of the Year award following her training at Wolverhampton College.
Editor Doug Pickford said: “This emphasises the commitment we have made to the area and to the high standards we continually aim to achieve.”

The Journal in Newcastle has launched a full-colour, glossy magazine, Country Homemaker, free inside the paper in addition to a 48-page full colour broadsheet, Homemaker.
Country Homemaker celebrates the delights and benefits of living in rural areas and will offer a guide to the best rural homes for sale in the North East covering new and old build properties across the region. It will be published monthly from Janaury.

Issues surrounding the Government’s proposed anti-terror laws were last night discussed at the University of Lincoln in a talk by Judith Vidal-Hall, the editor of the magazine ‘Index on Censorship’.
Professor of Journalism Richard Keeble said: “Judith is editor of one of the world’s leading magazines highlighting the plight of threatened writers and journalists across the globe.”

The National Federation of Retail Newsagents has awarded the Leicester Mercury the Regional Newspaper of the Year Award 2005 for its services to independent retailers and for its excellence and innovation in product, sales activity and marketing.