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Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell was the guest at a presidential lunch of The Newspaper Society, hosted by Sir Nicholas Hewitt.
The event was attended by regional press publishers and editors, and issues discussed included Liberal Democrat priorities, the BBC Charter review, press freedom, self-regulation and open justice.

Online journalism graduate Dom Atherton is celebrating being offered a job working on the BBC’s CBeebies children’s web pages.
The University of Central Lancashire masters degree holder applied for the job while working freelance for BBC Sport.

Readers of the Lynn News will soon have improved colour in their paper as parent company Johnston Press improves its press facilities, but in the meantime, publishing director David Dixon has apologised for the paper being late into the shops during recent weeks.

A whirlwind romance that was born in the Evening Star’s dating pages is to result in wedding bells after Lorraine Hunting and Jeremy Barber decided to tie the knot. The couple met through the Suffolk paper’s People to People section.

A former financial controller was awarded £10,000 compensation for unfair dismissal, with help from the Rugby Observer – after a woman saw her own job advertised in its pages.