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May 2012 News

Decision on Topper newspaper takeover delayed again

A ruling by the Office of Fair Trading on whether Northcliffe Media has been successful in its attempts to purchase an independent weekly newspaper has been delayed for the second time. Last August HTFP reported that the regional newspaper publisher wanted to acquire

Portakabin Police strike at Midlands weekly

This paragraph in a list of recent planning applications may seem innocuous enough but it landed the editor in hot water with the police – the Portakabin Police, that is. Andy Rush, editor of the Loughborough Echo received a letter

Former Olympic swimmer’s message for local newspapers

Former Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies MBE has spoken of local newspapers giving vital publicity to upcoming sports stars in a message for Local Newspaper Week. Said Sharron: “Even before I started competing as a professional swimmer at the age of eleven,

Places still available at data journalism seminar

There is still time to book a place on a data journalism seminar which is being held by the National Council for the Training of Journalists this week. The event takes place on Friday 25 May at Bloomberg in London