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HoldtheFrontPage is a news website for and about journalists and journalism students everywhere with a particular focus on the UK regional media.

We carry live news updates about what is happening in the industry as well as all the latest journalism and PR jobs.

You can also keep up to date with the latest news and jobs on the site by signing up for our daily email newsletter or by following us on Twitter.

Our competitive advertising rates start from £175 per week + VAT with special deals for first-time advertisers. Contact us on 01332 895994 or email to find out more.

Meet the Team

Paul Linford

Paul Linford,     Publisher

Gary Mogridge, Sales Executive

Gary Mogridge,        Digital Sales Executive

David Sharman, Journalist

David Sharman,    Digital Journalist










The site is based in Derby, UK, and managed by a three-person team led by Publisher Paul Linford, left, together with journalist David Sharman and sales executive Gary Mogridge.

If you have a news story for the site, please call David or Paul on 01332 895972 or email

If you would like to place a job ad, or inquire about advertising, please call Gary or Paul on 01332 895994 or email

History of the Site


Originally launched in February 2000, HoldtheFrontPage has had two major redesigns in its 17-year history.

The original site, pictured  left, lasted for 11 years and has since been preserved for posterity as part of the British Library’s National Web Archive project.

OldsiteIn 2011, the site was rebuilt in WordPress to a new design, right, which evolved into the current, fully responsive platform which went live in February 2015.

Over the years we have built up a loyal, niche audience who regularly voice their appreciation of the service we offer.


Company Information Limited
Registered Office:
Laurie House,
Colyear Street,
Derby DE1 1ES

Registered in England and Wales with company number 03031677

VAT No. 848 9351 77