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The Nottingham Evening Post’s two assistant editors have both been promoted to become deputies.
Martin Done will become No2 at the Post, under editor Graham Glen, who said: “Martin has around him a superb team of colleagues who should share satisfaction at their part in enabling me to make an internal promotion to this important role with complete confidence.
Neil White moves to the Derby Evening Telegraph to team up with his former colleague Steve Hall. The pair worked together in Nottingham when Steve joined as deputy editor and Neil was the news editor.

PA Group Ltd has announced the acquisition of All Action Digital, the international celebrity and entertainment picture agency.
The acquisition significantly boosts the celebrity archive and new picture production, which will be available to customers through EMPICS, PA Group’s photo licensing division. Phil O’Brien, MD of PA Group Photos said, “All Action’s photographers live and breathe celebrity; they have great relationships in that arena, which allows them to capture unique moments.”

Dame Vera Lynn is backing a new fight – the Daily Echo’s Time To Remember poppy appeal campaign, joining calls for volunteers to be given more time to sell poppies on the streets of Southampton.
The Royal British Legion only has one day a year to make its annual collection, when other local authorities hand out licences for a week of collections.

A free, 12-page tabloid newspaper Nerd World, written by young people and for young people in collaboration with Aspire, a business led programme aimed at raising the aspirations of young people, has hit the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and Middlesbrough Evening Gazette news stands.
A group of 40 youngsters, aged between 12 to 18 from across the North East, were responsible for researching, writing and producing the publication – North East Really Delivers – which provided them with a valuable work experience opportunity and an insight into what is required for a career in the media.

More than 40 staff have given their backing to the Express and Echo’s ambitious Lifesavers campaign, which aims to persuade an extra 1,000 people to sign up to the organ donor register by Christmas.