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New business editor for Evening News

Kevin Feddy is the new business editor at the Manchester Evening News.

The 46-year-old has been with the title for 19 years and is stepping up from the role of deputy business editor which he has performed for almost three years.

Editor Paul Horrocks said: “Kevin has made this job his own, and I am confident his knowledge of the business community will keep us ahead of the game.”

The National Union of Journalists is urging journalists to attend a lobby of Parliament on Wednesday

The union is briefing MPs about regional journalism at 2pm and it wants individual journalists to attend and speak to their own MP afterwards.

More than 70 MPs have so far signed an early day motion protesting over cuts in jobs and resources across the regional press.

Tabled by Hayes and Harlington MP John McDonnell, it calls on the Government to explore ways of preserving local journalism and ensure state support is given only to firms guaranteeing investment in local journalism.

Sports journalist Darryl Broadfoot is sacrificing a night on the tiles in Amsterdam to take part in a charity football match back at home.

The chief football writer with Glasgow daily The Herald will be in the Dutch capital for Scotland’s World Cup qualified with The Netherlands on 28 March.

He will then hotfoot it straight back to East Kilbride to play for the next day alongside pros including former Celtic player John Hartson in the fundraiser.

Darryl’s last venture into the world of charity football matches was the infamous “friendly” between sports hacks and MSPs which had to be abandoned after 55 minutes because a near brawl between the teams.

Two Liverpool Echo reporters took a turn in front of the cameras for a change when they hit a fashion show catwalk.

Showbiz reporter Tina Miles and news journalist Vicki Kellaway enjoyed a pampering and makeover before their spell in the spotlight as part of Liverpool Fashion week.

A video of their efforts can be seen on the Liverpool Echo website.

The first edition of Hansard, the official record of Parliamentary debates, was published 100 years ago this month.

To celebrate the landmark anniversary, a collection of speeches chosen by MPs, political commentators and Hansard staff will be published on 2 April.

More information about this key milestone is available on the Parliament website.