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Frank le Duc is the new deputy editor of The Argus, Brighton. He was born and bred in the city and worked for The Argus as a reporter from 1988 to 1991.
Most recently he spent 12 years at The Times before joining a Westminster law firm as a consultant just over a year ago. He began his career in Oxford in 1985, then joined The Argus. In 1991 he became a full-time tutor in Hastings at the Westminster Press Training Centre – now the Editorial Centre – and has worked there part-time ever since. He has also been a sub at the Financial Times and deputy editor of the Thurrock Gazette.

A journalism course director from the University of Central Lancashire has been nominated for two industry awards for his work on his innovative Journalism Leaders Programme.
Francois Nel, who is the founding Programme Director of the JLP, was nominated by the university for the Times Higher Education Supplement Awards in the “Most Imaginative use of Distance Learning” category and for the Higher Education Academy’s E-Tutor of the Year Award.

Tindle Newspapers has agreed to buy Oxfordshire Property Weekly, one of England’s biggest and oldest property newspapers, from the Milestone group for £1.4m.
Launched in 1988, Property Weekly is delivered to 60,000 homes throughout the county and is also available at 80 estate agency offices. Three separate editions are published, for South Oxfordshire, Central and North Oxfordshire and Bicester.
The deal is subject to the agreement of shareholders of Milestone which is a public company. The directors of Property Weekly are to be Sir Ray Tindle, and Tindle’s Brian Doel and Wendy Craig.

Cavendish Press news editor Jon Harris has bought the Manchester-based news agency.
He was involved in a management buy out of the firm following the sudden death of the agency’s founder, Brian Whittle, in December. Brian’s youngest son Peter, (25), remains a staff photographer at the company.
The agency was founded in 1979 and Jon joined as a reporter 13 years ago.