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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.)

Journalist returns to seaside roots

A journalist has returned to his roots to take up a role as a trainee reporter at a seaside town. Karl Hansell has taken up the position at the Whitby Gazette, not far from his home town of Scarborough. He previously

Debate over ‘threat’ of social media

The threats of social media to print journalism will be discussed at an event in Manchester tomorrow. The Manchester Salon, which hosts monthly discussions on current affairs, will hold the debate looking at the struggle facing regional and national newspapers

Regional daily launches reader discount platform

A regional newspaper publisher is set to start a new daily deals platform giving discounts to readers across its titles. MEN Media launches Frugaloo this week to email discounts of at least 50pc on a wide variety of products and

NCTJ wins award for staff development

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has achieved the highest national award possible for the way it develops and manages its staff. It has achieved Investors in People Gold status which recognises best management practice and people development,

Budding journalist gains global audience at paper

A partnership between a weekly newspaper and a university has allowed a media student to gain a global audience by creating videos for the title’s website. Student Dan Greaves has been on a placement one day a week with the Barnsley