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Welsh language journalist and author dies aged 64

Welsh language journalist and historical author Emyr Price has died aged 64.

Mr Price, from Caernarfon, became editor of Y Faner after a spell as a teacher and later joined ITV Wales, working on series such as Y Byd ar Bedwar and Chanrif y Werin.

He also published a book in English on the life of former Prime Minister David Lloyd George.


Freelance photographer Simon Taylor has submitted a petition on the Number 10 website opposing the new Counter Terrorism Act 2008.

Section 76 of the act has caused much concern among photographers and the National Union of Journalists who fear police officers could use it to stop photography in public places.

The Section makes it an offence to “elicit, publish or communicate information” of police if that information is “likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”.

The petition is calling on the Prime Minister to remove the new restrictions.


A campaigner who set up an online fight to oppose the relocation of Bury Times staff to Bolton is appearing on The One Show this Friday.

Simon Gracey led the fight after Newsquest announced the plans last December to move editorial staff out of the town and into the offices of The Bolton News.

He set up a Facebook group opposing the move which now has nearly 1,000 members. The One Show goes out at 7pm on BBC1.


The National Council for the Training of Journalists is running short refresher courses over the coming weeks.

They are: writing for the web on 30 March and introduction to subbing on 1 and 2 April. For more details email jan.alder@nctj.com.