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Free weekly told to drop "No1" claim

A free newspaper’s claim that it offered the “No1 section for jobs” has been rapped by an advertising watchdog and told to prove the claim – or drop it. The Aberdeen Independent would have to put forward evidence that it

Dozens line up for new project

A free community website project run by the Aberdeen Independent has attracted dozens of local groups and organizations in its first few days. The Communivoice project allows non profit-making bodies the chance to appear on the Internet. The company has

Weeklies join forces to take on daily competitor

The Aberdeen Independent has joined forces with three of Archant’s weekly newspapers in a bid to strengthen its advertising. The two companies have joined together to better compete with the daily Press and Journal in Aberdeen. The alliance means that

£1.328m competition fine for newspaper company

Aberdeen Journals Ltd its been fined £1.328m for abusing a dominant market position. The Office of Fair Trading penalty is confirmation of a decision it made in July 2001 after investigating allegations of predatory pricing by Aberdeen Journals, which publishes

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An appeal launched by the Ilkley Gazette three years ago to trace the crash site of a WWII bomber has been commemorated with the erection of a memorial plaque to one of the airmen.John Reilly MBE, of Lanarkshire, has bought

Ambitious plans for Aberdeen weekly

The success story of the Aberdeen Independent continues with the announcement that the paper is launching up to 20 new weekly titles. As the paper celebrated its fifth birthday, chairman Keith Barwell revealed ambitious plans to corner the weekly market

Tin Man debut for Martin

While many journalists are happy churning out story after story, one Aberdeen reporter has set his sights on becoming the next big thing in the literary world. Martin Shannon, of the Aberdeen Independent, has written his first novel, The Tin

Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000

The Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000 were announced at a gala dinner in Newcastle after the Weekly Newspaper Conference. Here is the full list: Best advertisement feature – Paid-for weekly newspapers Winner: Somerset County Gazette Highly Commended: Luton News/Dunstable

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes