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Training boost as qualifications group re-forms

The Newspaper Qualifications Council has been re-launched with Wolverhampton Express & Star managing director Keith Parker as chairman. The Council aims to actively support training and qualifications to high professional standards in all sectors of the regional newspaper industry. It

Award first for talented trainee

Lichfield and Burntwood Chronicle reporter Stuart Pollitt has scooped a prestigious award after impressing judges with his journalistic talents. Stuart, (23), was named the winner of the Malcolm Graham Award in recognition of his hard work and dedication during the

Editors gather to say farewell to Evening Post's Rose

Four Bristol Evening Post editors gathered to say farewell to Rose Blackmore who has retired after 28 years at the paper. The editor’s secretary has worked for five different editors during that time. Her first editor was Gordon Farnsworth and

Tribunal orders paper to pay £27,000

A newspaper has been ordered to pay £27,000 to the editor’s former secretary by an industrial tribunal that ruled she was unfairly dismissed. Diane Hurford had worked for the Wolverhampton Express and Star for 20 years. She told the tribunal

First woman daily paper editor at MNA

The Midlands News Association has appointed its first woman daily newspaper editor as part of a change-round at two of its flagship newspapers. Sarah-Jane Smith (below), deputy editor of the Shropshire Star for the past six years, has been appointed

Paper offers £500 a goal to struggling football club

The Shropshire Star is £1,500 out of pocket after Shrewsbury Town’s latest two football matches. The Star hit on a novel way to boost players’ morale as the Shrews struggle desperately for Football League survival. It pledged £500 to the