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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.

Herald gives readers 'lighter' paper they asked for

The Tamworth Herald has unveiled a new “lighter” look. This current edition of the Northcliffe-owned weekly boasts a new masthead, a cleaner design with more white space, and now comes in three sections, with property and classifieds separate to the

Five-edition weekly gets a new look

The five-edition Lincolnshire Citizen has this week been given a complete makeover. The free paper, which distributes to more than 56,000 homes across the county, has been redesigned and given revamped content and added advertising. A new masthead, a fresh

Secrecy 'is biggest obstacle' to reporting – survey

A new report is claiming that the greatest obstacle to free reporting is secrecy among public bodies. In a wide-ranging survey, more than 80 per cent of regional daily newspaper editors and more than 60 per cent of weekly newspaper

New press eases Chronicle's compact switch

One of the country’s oldest weekly papers is switching from broadsheet to compact format. The Chester Chronicle is due to relaunch on Friday. The new compact has been made possible by parent company Trinity Mirror’s manufacturing strategy, which has seen

Newspaper preservation project is complete

Preservation of local newspaper titles published between 1700 and 1950 through the Newsplan 2000 project is now complete. The titles have been preserved on microfilm and the delivery of microfilm reading equipment to libraries and archives has now begun. Newsplan

Latest circulation figures highlight strong performers

New figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations show a number of successes among regional titles. Smaller daily titles have performed particularly well, and while some larger titles have been affected by the reduction in bulk sales, a number of

Research shows how news bills affect reader choice

A new study has revealed the effect that newspaper bills outside paper shops have on customers. The people that ran the survey claim the results are a “wake-up call” for publishers and retailers that do not consider billing as an