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Liverpool Daily Post & Echo boss John Bills has taken on a broader role within the Trinity Mirror group as managing director for the North West and Ireland.
His deputy, Sara Wilde, has been appointed as the new managing director for Merseyside.

Northampton Chronicle & Echo readers are getting their news straight from the horse’s mouth – as one of the local paper girls uses horse-power to get her round done in double-quick time.

A landslide Evening Press phone poll result in favour of a development for York never made it to the planning committee, a councilor has claimed.
More than 2,400 readers responded with 91 per cent voting in favour of York Tomorrow’s proposals for a riverside scheme. The result was reported verbally to a preliminary meeting but the result was not included in the minutes which were used at a subsequent decision-making meeting.

Donations for the East Anglian Daily Times Forgotten Heroes of the sea appeal have topped the £4,000 mark.
The newspaper wants to create a memorial to honour the thousands of merchant seamen who lost their lives fighting for their country.

The Telegraph and Argus website This is Bradford has added a new honour to its collection by being named one of the county’s Top Three Information Websites.

The Bristol Evening Post’s third literary lunch will take place on Friday, May 31, when Songs of Praise presenter Pam Rhodes will be the special guest.
Historical novelist EV Thompson and Colditz historian Henry Chancellor will also feature.

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