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Staff mourn the death of assistant editor

Staff at the Oldham Evening Chronicle are in mourning this week following the death of friend and colleague Jim Austin. He had fought a four-year battle with cancer and died at the Royal Oldham Hospital on Saturday. Jim, (pictured), who

GMWN strike is called off

Industrial action at Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers has been called off by the National Union of Journalists. The breakthrough came as 27 union members – around half the editorial workforce – embarked on the first day of nine consecutive days

Improved offer rejected

A strike at a series of weekly newspapers in Manchester looks set to resume next week after an improved pay offer was rejected by the National Union of Journalists. Union members have been on strike for two days a week

Nine-day strike announced

Twelve weekly newspapers in the Manchester area are facing the threat of nine consecutive days of strike action by National Union of Journalists employees, who number around half the editorial staff. Twenty-seven members, who walked out at Greater Manchester Weekly

Talks option after journalists strike

Strikes at 12 newspapers in the Manchester area are set to continue next week – but pay talks before then could call a halt to the action. Twenty-seven National Union of Journalists members walked out at Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers

Journalists on strike over pay at 12 papers

Journalists were today striking over pay at Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers in the first of six planned days of action. A chapel meeting of the National Union of Journalists last night confirmed the action, which will affect the northern division

Six days of strikes planned

Journalists at Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers (North) have announced six dates when they plan to strike against low pay. NUJ members were not satisfied with this year’s original pay offer of 1.7 per cent and they are the ones set

More howlers from the Accrington Observer

Jeremy Condliffe, now editor of the Congleton Chronicle series, has supplied us with some more of the howlers uttered in the newsroom when he worked at the Accrington Observer. He tells us they were uttered by Mervyn Kay, Phil Harris,

Newsroom howlers to make you shudder

We’ve all been there – asking that question that makes you want the ground to open up and swallow you. The following “office quotes” were supplied by Jeremy Condliffe, editor of the Congleton Chronicle series: “I used to work at

Cringeworthy moments laid bare

Liz Payne, from the Accrington Observer, couldn’t help but notice the howlers Jeremy Condliffe sent in from his time there. She told HoldTheFrontPage: “It’s now my job to record those cringeworthy moments here – so here are a few.” Observer

Newsroom fun

We couldn’t resist revisiting the Accrington Observer’s merry newsroom just once more… to reap the wise words recorded by Liz Payne. Observer staff demonstrating broad music and movie knowledge: Mervyn – not really understanding the Star Wars phenomenon on the

HoldtheFrontPage in line for digital media gong

HoldtheFrontPage is among the nominees for this year’s Newspaper Society Digital Media Awards. Your favourite journalism website has once again made the shortlist for the prestigious event, which recognises the best digital media initiatives from the industry. We have been