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240-up for 'trusted' Chronicle

One of the oldest surviving newspapers in Britain is celebrating 240 years this year with a series of special events and features. The early Essex Chronicle – called ‘The Chelmsford Chronicle or Essex Weekly Advertiser’ – was sold for two-and-a-half

'Respected' Sunday regional changes hands

Newsquest’s Sunday Independent, the oldest regional Sunday newspaper in England and Wales, is being sold to Tindle Newspapers. The move will rationalise Newsquest’s business in the Westcountry, while strengthening Tindle’s 80-strong portfolio in the region. Tindle chairman Sir Ray Tindle

More London papers for Archant

Publisher Archant has secured the remaining 15 weekly paid-for London titles from Independent News & Media in a £10m deal. Earlier this month the company acquired 12 weekly free and paid-for titles in North London, East London and Essex from

Morning paper plans big changes for the 21st century

The Liverpool-based Daily Post is to unveil a brand-new look for the 21st century. From Monday the Daily Post will see the introduction of new supplements, increased news coverage, a wholesale redesign and a bold new masthead which will include

New design to mark paper's 150th anniversary

The Orcadian, Orkney’s biggest selling weekly newspaper, is beginning 2004 with a bang. To mark the start of the paper’s 150th anniversary, a special January 1 souvenir edition was produced, including a 20-page supplement charting its development through the past

Survey reveals journalists' views on PR agencies

Public relations agencies in the UK are polarised between the competent and the awful, according to a new study, which surveyed 82 journalists across the country. Quality was not the only issue that influenced PR success, as 44 per cent

Relaunch for Argus is 'new approach'

The Argus in Brighton is to have a “new look and a new feel” in a bid to woo new readers. It will be relaunched by editor Simon Bradshaw on Monday after a year-long examination of the paper and its

Metro expansion to push circulation past 1m mark

Free newspaper Metro is set to expand into five new cities in a move that will push its circulation above the 1m mark. The paper is already given away to commuters in eight major cities in the UK, and is

'Crucial role for a fair media'- Howard

Conservative leader and Kent MP Michael Howard has told journalists that the Hutton report must not deflect the media from calling politicians to account and investigating stories of public interest. Speaking at the Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist Of The Year

Profits rise for Northcliffe in "tough times"

Northcliffe Newspapers has increased its operating profits by four per cent to £93.7m on turnover which is up two per cent to £484m. The announcement of parent company Daily Mail General Trust’s preliminary results for the year showed the regional

Parental fears could halt festive pictures

Worries over identifying children at school in press photos could lead to some festive news being left off the pages of local newspapers. Some regional papers are asking mums, dads and guardians whether their Christmas plays and other events can

Archant snaps up London titles for £52m

Archant has today acquired 12 weekly free and paid-for newspapers in North London, East London and Essex from Independent News & Media’s portfolio of 27 in the capital. The announcement came as competition minister Gerry Sutcliffe agreed that Northcliffe Newspapers

Profit to exceed expectations: – Johnston Press

Johnston Press is expecting to announce profits above market expectations in its annual results next March. A pre-close trading update hails strong advertising revenues, increased circulation of weekly titles, cost savings of more than £10m and improved revenue growth for

Advertising revenue boost for Trinity regionals

Improved advertising revenues from Trinity Mirror’s regional division have offset tough conditions for the national titles in the second half of the financial year, according to the publisher’s latest trading update. Advertising income for the regional newspaper titles increased by

Transfer of eight titles refused: 13 given go-ahead

The sale of 13 London weekly newspapers to Newsquest has been approved by the Competition Commission. But eight other Independent News & Media titles were refused permission to sell up because of fears over a loss of competition in advertising