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Scottish Press Ball date is set

The date for the annual press ball in Scotland has been announced. The event, run by the Glasgow branch of The Journalists’ Charity, will be held at the city’s Radisson SAS Hotel on March 1. Tickets cost £45 per person and sold in tables of 10 or 12.
For more information contact Margaret Morrison on 0141 3027005.

The Edinburgh Evening News’ city council reporter Brian Ferguson has left the paper after six-and-a-half years. Brian has joined sister paper The Scotsman to be their Edinburgh Reporter after covering the city council for four years.
His replacement will be Alan Roden who has previously worked as the Evening News’ health and transport reporter. Also changing jobs is Frank O’Donnell who has been promoted from deputy news editor to news editor at The Scotsman.

Weekly news reporter Lucy Purdy has been named Student of the Year at Warwickshire College. Lucy, who works for the Leamington Spa Courier, was one of five Courier reporters studying for their NCTJ exams at the college.

The Manchester Evening News is increasing its business coverage.
Its daily business section will have an extra page from next week and its Tuesday supplement will also grow to either 16 or 24 pages. Reporter Ben Rooth has been moved over to support the business desk.

A newspaper campaign was the subject of an early day motion in parliament.
The Lancashire Telegraph’s We’re Backing Darwen campaign was mentioned before the House by Rossendale and Darwen MP Janet Anderson.

A toy library in Somerset has been boosted by a £3,000 grant from their local paper’s owners. Taunton Toy Library was one of 40 organisations to apply for money from the Gannett Foundation, the charitable arm of Gannett, owner of Newsquest Media Group.