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Journalists at the Bolton Evening News are still working new late shifts at the paper as talks between the National Union of Journalists and management at the Newsquest title continue.
Union members had announced plans to start boycotting the shifts this week in protest at changes to working patterns prompted by the paper’s move to overnight printing.
Some staff now have to work until 11.30pm and are calling for the current £10 late shift allowance to be “at least doubled”.

Liverpool council is today due to hold a debate on anti-social behaviour, prompted by the Echo’s Reclaim our Neighbourhoods and Bite Back campaigns.
It has been called for by Labour leader Joe Anderson who said it was unacceptable that so many people had their lives made a misery by gangs of under-age drinkers, drugs and alcohol abuse, dangerous dogs, mini motor-bikes and thefts.
His motion read: “The council welcomes the many positive steps being taken to tackle these problems, the Echo’s Reclaim our Neighbourhoods and Bite Back campaigns has highlighted and given focus to local feeling and the need to act.”

The Manchester Evening News has launched a new mortgage advice service, which it says it hopes will make the lives of its readers a bit easier.
MEN Mortgage Services will provide advice and guidance on the most suitable mortgage for individual circumstances and seek to reduce the cost in the process.
It has been developed in association with Cheshire Building Society and will provide advice across all types of mortgages from all lenders.

Local news from the Jersey Evening Post is to be made available to users of the new Cable & Wireless Sure mobile phone network.
Customers will be able to access the newspaper content via WAP on mobile phones and hand-held wireless devices such as a Blackberry.
The service follows a deal struck between Cable & Wireless and the Guiton Group, owners of the Evening Post. News and information will be sent to Cable & Wireless in Jersey, which will pass it on to customers.

Derbyshire Journalist and media consultant Ron Eyley found himself in the news instead of writing it when he was presented with a rotary club Presidential Shield for Excellence to mark his achievements in the field of publicity and public relations.
Ron is the former principal/director of the former Stradbroke/Richmond College in Sheffield and now heads his own media agency, Peak Media Services in Ashover.
He received the award from the president of the Hope Valley Rotary Club.