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International journalism co-ordinator from the University of Central Lancashire, Geoff Ward, has been on a tour of six Indian cities as part of his department’s new partnership with the Pune-based Indira School of Communication, which will deliver the first two years of an UCLan course from September.
Geoff said: “Understanding how journalism has developed, and is structured and practised, in the UK and India illustrated the benefits of taking an international view of journalism and learning from the experiences and activities of journalism in different areas of the world.”

An investigation made possible by the Freedom of Information Act led Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser reporter Nicola Ryder to check environmental health reports from the past year and reveal the state of hygiene in restaurants, pubs and cafes across her patch.
She found evidence of beetles, mouse-droppings and mouldy food – but most premises enjoyed a clean bill of health.

The Shrewsbury Chronicle has launched a campaign to halt the proposed move of the town’s post office.
Plans to move it into a nearby WHSmith store have caused outrage in the community, with fears over privacy and security being voiced.

Journalist, writer and historian ES Turner, who has died at the age of 96, began his career in the business as a copy boy on the Dundee Courier, after giving up on a job as a solicitor’s clerk.
He moved onto the Glasgow Evening Times, Evening Citizen and Scottish Daily Express, before going freelance and moving on to Punch magazine, where he spent some 50 years.

Exeter Express & Echo readers have backed the way police handled the arrest and 15-hour detention of four schoolgirls.
In a newspaper poll, the 15-year-olds’ treatment after allegedly scrawling graffiti, was backed by readers.

IT company The Cloud has gone into partnership with the Manchester Evening News and Manchester Online to launch a wireless Internet service for the city centre and bring the company’s news websites to the public.
Readers can buy extra airtime if they want to explore the wider web.