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Former Bristol United Press managing director Tim Kitchen has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Mid-Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust.
He will take up his new appointment on November 1 and will hold the position for four years, receiving an allowance of £5,730 per annum.
In Bristol he had been in charge of the Bristol Evening Post and Western Daily Press, and retired in April for health reasons. He now lives in Stone and is currently president of the Midlands Newspaper Society.

The Macclesfield Express has thrown its weight behind a campaign to save one of the town’s favourite pubs.
Porter’s pub on Roe Street has been earmarked for demolition as part of a £100m development of the town centre but, although most of the plans have been given the thumbs up by residents, punters are calling for the pub to be saved.

The Bournenmouth Daily Echo has picked up an award for its successful Call Time on Glass campaign.
Following a number of glass-related assaults the paper called for local pubs to switch from glass to polycarbonate plastic, and many have now done so.
The initiative was recognised in the innovation category of the Dorset Justice Awards.

Volunteers for local newspaper publisher Archant were among those to carry out vital work at the Hawk and Owl Trust near Fakenham in Norfolk.
They helped to clear undergrowth for the establishment of reed beds and regenerate wetland – the natural habitat of the marsh harrier as part of the Business in the Community’s Cares programme.
The programme aims to harness the time and talent of businesses to make positive changes in the communities they operate in.

The Sevenoaks Chronicle has launched a new campaign to help police in their fight against crime.
Working in tandem with Kent Crimestoppers and West Kent Police, the newspaper has begun publishing images of ‘wanted’ individuals.
Chief Supt Mark Salisbury of West Kent Police said: “I welcome the Sevenoaks Chronicle’s support for Crimestoppers and, as the shop window to the public of the Sevenoaks district, the Chronicle is a vital partner.” Do you have a story about the regional press?
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