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October 2012 News

Sub-editors’ group votes for minimum daily wage of £130

An online group of sub-editors has voted to ban adverts which offer wages of less than £130 per day. SubsUK is a Yahoo! group that was set up in 2005 to help freelance subs to keep in contact with each

Hyperlocal sites turn pink in search for missing April

Two hyperlocal news websites in Wales have been turned pink to support the search for missing five-year-old April Jones. The family of the missing girl, who disappeared on Monday, appealed for their town of Machynlleth in Powys to be turned pink,

Saucepan fire makes hot news

Slow news week in the Manchester suburb of Timperley where the Sale and Altrincham Messenger reports on a culinary escapade gone wrong. The real killer is in the last paragraph: “The damage was limited to the food in the saucepan.”

Political columnist to address Midlands press lunch

Daily Mail columnist Andrew Pierce will be the guest of honour at the latest Birmingham Press Club celebrity lunch on Monday. Andrew is promising juicy revelations about government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell and other senior politcians at the event to

Reporter leaves after 11 years for council PR role

A senior reporter at a daily-turned-weekly newspaper has left to become a press officer after 11 years working at Northcliffe titles. Emma Pearcy has left the Torquay Herald Express, where she mainly covered the Teignbridge area, which has its own edition.