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HoldtheFrontPage publishes two regular columns – Dyson at Large and the Law Column.

Former regional daily editor Steve Dyson’s monthly Dyson at Large blog has established itself as a must-read throughout the local press industry. Don’t miss his updates which are published on the site on the penultimate Wednesday of every month.

The fortnightly Law Column is written by media law specialists Foot Anstey and is designed to encourage debate on all aspects of the law as it affects working journalists. It appears every other Tuesday.

Other guest blogs may also appear on this page from time to time.

The regional editor who revealed the existence of the deep-fried Mars Bar

I always thought the deep-fried Mars Bar originated from Glasgow, but one regional newspaper editor claims otherwise. Find out who it was who first revealed the existence of the craze then taking hold among schoolchildren in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, in this week’s Take

Now whose idea was that?

Editors are often accused of taking the credit for the efforts of their staff – but not Bristol Evening Post boss Mike Norton. After handing over the prize for Supplement of the Year at yesterday’s Regional Press Awards, presenter Nick

Shades of Channon as Geere scoops top prize

No question who was the happiest winner at yesterday’s Regional Press Awards ceremony in London – Essex Chronicle editor Alan Geere. In the lift beforehand, Geere was playing down his paper’s chances of success in the Weekly Newspaper of the

Andy Coulson rated ‘best ever colleague’

Which regional press editor rates former Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson the best journalist they ever worked with? Find out here at our new weekly feature, Take Five.

HTFPConnect – Your community, your space

Welcome to HTFPConnect, the new blogging and social networking platform for HoldtheFrontPage. You can use this site to link up with other journalists – colleagues, former colleagues and college mates – and to create your own blogs on the site.

Now, what was the name of that newspaper?

News that two regional daily newspapers have  been awarded public money from the government’s Regional Growth Fund to help boost job creation in their areas is welcome recognition of the wider role of the local media. But the handling of