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Articles from HoldtheFrontPage writers past and present. For technical reasons it was not possible to import bylines for former members of staff when we relaunched the site in April 2011, but for the record - and because their contributions deserve to be noted somewhere - most of the archived stories listed here were written by Patrick Astill (2000-2008), Nikki Sargeson (2001-2007) and Tamlyn Jones (2007-2010.)

Name change for community news website

A community news website that has evolved from a blog into an “important news resource” has changed its name. The Lichfield Blog, founded two and a half years ago, has now become Lichfield Live. Founder Ross Hawkes said: “It’s been

MP tables Commons motion backing Tindle staff

Staff at Tindle Newspapers in North London who have been campaigning over staffing levels have received the backing of their local MP. Edmonton Labour MP Andy Love tabled early day motion in the Commons backing the National Union of Journalists

Metro website unveils new-look masthead

  Metro has today unveiled a new online look and masthead for its companion website metro.co.uk. The metro.co.uk logo has been replaced at the centre of the site’s masthead with a smaller ‘M’ icon consistent with Metro’s presence on mobile

International law firm sponsors skills conference

International legal practice Herbert Smith LLP has been named as one of the leading sponsors of this year’s Journalism Skills Conference. The event, organised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, opens on 30 November in Belfast where

Government to launch ad campaign in local press

A government deprtament is to launch an ad campaign in local newspapers next week to clarify changes to student financing. From Monday,  the Department for Business Innovation and Skills will run in more than 200 weekly and daily local media

Union launches new website for LGBT members

The National Union of Journalists has launched a new website to highlight issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members. The NUJ Pride website is designed to provide “a new forum which celebrates and supports the union’s LGBT members, providing