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The Wembley and Kingsbury Times has launched a campaign to save Willesden market from closure.
After 21 years of serving its local community, the market is being forced out to make way for an ambitious mixed-use development.


The Bristol Evening Post’s Don’t Feed the Money Monsters campaign, to urge a boycott of fee-charging cashpoint machines, has received parliamentary backing.
Long-time campaigner against such machines, Wansdyke MP Dan Norris, has tabled a motion calling on the country’s banks to publicise the exact location of the fee-charging machines in a bid to protect customers.


Guardian Media Group has appointed a new group human resources director, Carolyn Gray, succeeding Alan Pankhurst, who is to retire.
She is currently director of reward and policy development at Smith’s Group plc and was previously a senior HR manager at Sainsbury’s.


A new role for Archant Norfolk’s Stephan Phillips will see him start his work as revenue development director by developing and implement plans to grow revenues across the business, both in print and online.
His main focus will initially be to develop digital opportunities for recruitment and property, working closely with managers across the company.


Exeter Express & Echo reporter David Edbrooke thought he drove like a dream – until a test of nerve usually reserved for motoring offenders.
“Higher powers at the Echo decided the best way for me to write about the driving schemes available at Devon County Council’s driver’s centre was to try one out for myself,” he said. “By the end of the session, having finally heeded the advanced instructor’s advice, I felt like a humbled but safer driver.”


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