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Welcome to our main news index. Here you will find all the news stories that have appeared on the site since our launch in February 2000.

If you want to look up a story from a certain month you can use our Journalism News Archive which lists stories by date and also according to which channel or category they appeared in (eg law, campaigns, awards.)

If you are looking for a story about a particular newspaper or media company, you can use the links in the ‘Main News Links’ list to the right to take you to our directory pages. Here you will find indexes of all the stories we have written about each of the newspapers and media companies featured on the site.

Regional press news in brief

A policeman due to testify at an inquest into the deaths of five teenagers in a car crash while apparently being chased by police has withdrawn a bid for anonymity after objections by the bereaved families and the Press Association.

Newspaper industry has 'a new confidence', claims editors' chief

The UK newspaper industry has a “new confidence” which will ensure the printed media is around for a long time to come, according to Society of Editors executive director Bob Satchwell. The former editor, who was at the helm of

Regional press news in brief

Chris Bullivant junior has become managing director of family-owned Observer Standard Newspapers, succeeding his mother Pat. The 35-year-old has previously held various roles within the company, which publishes titles such as the Worcester Standard, Bromsgrove Standard and Stratford Observer. Pat

Archant's Steve battles 100mph winds to climb highest mountain in Wales

Archant London’s head of circulation, Steve Fenton, has climbed the highest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon. The newspaper man braved 100mph winds and horizontal hail, but despite atrocious weather conditions – which forced him to come down the mountain and

More than 100 MPs sign parliamentary petition to back union fight

More than 100 MPs have now signed a parliamentary petition in support of the National Union of Journalists’ Journalism Matters campaign. The Early Day Motion has been given cross-party backing, with 110 MPs so far putting their name to it.

Regional press news in brief

Proposals to allow TV cameras into court are still under discussion by the Government, according to a spokeswoman from the Department for Constitutional Affairs. Constitutional Secretary Lord Falconer is still working on proposals on televising criminal trials, even though he