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The South Wales Echo wants the people of Cardiff to use their bikes – and is demanding a fairer deal for city cyclists with the launch of the Back the Bikes campaign.
With Cardiff having one of the lowest rates in the UK for the number of people using bikes, the campaign’s aim is to make it easier and safer for cyclists to make a “real difference” to health and the environment.

Getty Images has confirmed its sponsorship of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Visa Pour l’Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France.
Getty Images executive vice president Nick Evans-Lombe said: “The Festival offers a truly unique forum for photojournalists, editors and media to come together every year to discuss new ideas and catch a glimpse of some of the best work being produced by today’s top photojournalists.”

Sara Taylor has become assistant editor of the Oxford Mail.
Sara, (40), started her career as a reporter on the Thanet Gazette in Kent and went on to be deputy editor of the Harrow Observer, group editor of the Barnet & Finchley Press, group editor of the Middlesex Chronicle and assistant editor of the Swindon Evening Advertiser and deputy editor of The Basildon Echo in Essex.

Broadcaster Alastair Stewart will be the guest host at a new business awards event supported by the Herald Express as part of National Enterprise Week.

The Hartlepool Mail has launched a campaign to clear and redevelop former industrial works at the old Steetley site.
Parents and residents are concerned that children are using the abandoned and dangerous area as a playground.
Editor Joy Yates said: “We intend to apply pressure on those responsible for the maintenance and ownership of the site with a view to making it safe, secure- and ultimately to see its redevelopment”.

Giles Sheldrick, who won Specialist Reporter of the Year at the Regional Press Awards in June, has been promoted to chief reporter of the Oxford Mail.