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Magistrates have slapped an anti-social behaviour order on a teenager who terrorised his neighbourhood, but have banned the Burton Mail from revealing his identity.
The Mail says the decision directly contradicts legal precedent, as well as a raft of Government guidelines issued to the courts, and was made because, according to the court, the 14-year-old’s neighbours already knew who he was and letting anyone else know would be “unhelpful”.

Some 8,000 copies of a student newspaper were withdrawn after publishing a cartoon showing the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist.
The editor of Cardiff University’s Gair Rhydd was reportedly suspended following publication. Complaints over the cartoons being published in the Danish press have prompted violent protests in Europe.

Huddersfield Examiner editor Roy Wright has penned an open letter to Tony Blair asking the Prime Minister to see sense over a healthcare shake-up in the area.
Plans to move important services to Halifax fly in the face of the Government’s recently-announced proposals to bring health care in the UK close to home, the editor wrote.

The Bournemouth Echo is claiming that a pro-government website in Zimbabwe has been monitoring its coverage of Poole-based asylum-seeker Willard Chinhanhu, claiming the man and his identity are fake.
The former international athlete has featured in the local paper since he was released from Harmondsworth Detention Centre last July.

The Belfast newspaper Sunday Life has put up a £10,000 reward for any information leading directly to the arrest and conviction of the killers of local schoolboy Thomas Devlin.
The paper has been working with his family and the police on the initiative, six months after the murder.

A one-day workshop by the Women Writers’ Network will help members and non-members alike to develop their confidence in dealing with editors and publishers.
The fee is £49 for members and £55 for non-members and the event is strictly women-only. It will take place at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1 on February 11.