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Mark Comerford, the man behind Europe’s first online newspaper, has joined the University of Central Lancashire’s Department of Journalism as a visiting tutor on the Journalism Leaders’ Programme.
He launched the website of Sweden’s biggest daily newspaper, Aftonbladet, in 1994 and has been spreading the word about online journalism ever since.

Questions on health and what Tony Blair thought of not making the 100 sexiest men list were among those that would have been asked by the Oxford Mail if the Prime Minister had not given its journalists the cold shoulder on a recent visit to the city.
The paper reported how he could not find time to spare five minutes with Mail staff as such a facility “was not built into his schedule”.

The death rates of patients at the hands of all Scottish surgeons have been revealed in the wake of a landmark Freedom of Information appeal by The Scotsman.
But health experts claim the release of “crude surgical mortality rates” did not reflect the varying levels of risk in operations.

Journalists have until April 18 to get their entries in for the Best Cancer Reporter Awards, run by the European School of Oncology.
They honour accurate and clear reporting Europe-wide on advances in prevention and research concerning cancer, with more details available from

Wilts and Glos Standard man Steve Barton has packed up his notepad and pen and headed off towards the bright lights of his beloved Ipswich Town ground Portman Road, starting work at the nearby Haverhill Echo.
He has been a stalwart of the North Wilts edition since 2003, quickly becoming part of the community after his move from the Northants Evening Telegraph in 2003.