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Western Daily Press deputy editor Chris Cowley is to leave the company on Friday.
Editor-in-chief Mike Norton said: “I would like to thank Chris for his contribution to the business during his time here.” His responsibilities have been transferred to editor Andy Wright and assistant editor Ellie Campbell.

The Jersey Evening Post is working with Action for Wildlife on a major study of the island’s gardens to find out what people are doing to attract wildlife and how successful their efforts are.
The survey is to be launched in Saturday’s paper, with a request for readers to return a survey about the wildlife people see.

A debate to explore the changing role of small magazines is to take place at the London School of Economics later this month.
The panel will include Prospect editor David Goodhart and editor Isabel Hilton, with the event chaired by Radio 4 presenter Prof Laurie Taylor.

Four friends from the University of Lincoln are planning a freefall parachute jump to raise money for Breast Cancer Care.
Journalism student Lizzie Piggins decided to take the plunge after reading about it on the Breast Cancer Care website, and said: “I know several people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and I wanted to do something to help.”

Newsquest-backed s1jobs has been voted Best Regional Job Site at the National Online Recruitment Awards, for the third year running.
It is the first time in the awards’ history that any site has won its category three years in succession.