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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.

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New-look Packet series hits the streets

The Packet series in Cornwall will hit the streets with a fresh new look this Thursday. The facelift, which has been in the pipeline for three months, will see a host of new features, a redesigned masthead and replacement typefaces.

'Not enough news' call prompts redesign in Carlisle

The Carlisle News & Star has been redesigned because it was focusing on “too many features and not enough news”. The paper has now assigned district reporters to each area of Carlisle and is promising readers “more news, more views

Tindle buys newspaper and radio station

Welsh language newspaper Y Cymro has been sold by North Wales Newspapers to entrepreneur and publisher Sir Ray Tindle. The deal also saw Tindle Newspapers buy Radio Ceredigion 2000 Cyfyngedig and will enable Tindle Newspapers to further extend their commitment

Media chief to retire

Richard Findlay, chief executive of media group Scottish Radio Holdings, is to retire later this year. Richard, (60), who is also an executive director, will step down from his current role at the end of the financial year in September.

Profits rise at Northcliffe as circulation decline slows

Northcliffe Newspapers has seen its operating profit rise by nine per cent to £46.6m, with turnover of £257m boosted by an extra week’s trading compared with the previous half year. Circulation revenues for the division were also up – by

Competition Commission outlines key inquiry issues

The Competition Commission has outlined a number of issues that it plans to investigate during an inquiry into Archant’s acquisition of 27 London newspapers. The group bought all the weekly titles run by Independent News and Media in Greater London,

'Oldest' Welsh weekly gets a modern new look

The North Wales Chronicle has unveiled a bright new look to readers and advertisers, with a host of new content. The free paper, believed to be the oldest weekly in Wales and is distributed to 47,452 homes every Thursday, has

Archant restructures weeklies stable

The Archant purchase of 27 weekly newspapers from Independent News & Media has been integrated into the company with the creation of three new divisions. Archant London will within it Archant Greater London, home of the 27 new titles, Archant

Doubts raised over £62m London newspaper swoop

Regional newspaper publisher Archant has had its acquisition of 27 London newspapers referred to the Competition Commission. Last year saw Archant purchase all the weekly titles run by Independent News and Media in Greater London, Essex and Kent in two

'Freedom to report is vital' – Michael Howard

To mark Local Newspaper Week this week, Leader of the Opposition Michael Howard has written about the “important and invaluable” role of the regional press in this article released through The Newspaper Society. Do you remember how not too long

"Let's work together," says BBC chief

The acting director-general of the BBC has spoken of his hope for a better relationship between the broadcaster and the regional press, with more collaboration between the two. Speaking at the Newspaper Society’s annual lunch, Mark Byford told an audience

Govt to 'work closely' with press on data protection

The Government is set to work more closely with the regional press industry over data protection and press freedom. Home Secretary David Blunkett has promised “more effective consultation”. He told the Newspaper Society, the industry body for local newspapers: “I

Northcliffe 'performing well'- trading update

Regional newspaper company Northcliffe has announced its latest trading update, informing investors that the company is continuing to perform well. Circulation revenues for the past five months are up, circulation figures are showing a slower decline than recently, and performances

Media group sees profits rise

Scottish Radio Holdings’ press division saw profits rise by an estimated eight per cent in the past six months. According to the media group’s latest trading update, Score Press also increased advertising revenues for October to March by six per

Examiner to go compact

Broadsheet regional the Huddersfield Daily Examiner is to publish in a new, compact size from April 19. The paper announced the move to readers this week and unveiled its new masthead, which now includes a symbol of the town’s Castle