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Former spin-doctor gets a grilling online

A chance of a live web chat with Alastair Campbell proved popular, with the former Downing Street spin-doctor answering questions at ManchesterOnline. Topics covered a wide-range of subjects, from the Dr Kelly affair to the future of Burnley FC. The

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Western Morning News reporter Neil Young got a passenger’s eye view of rallying as he joined Subaru driver Steve Furzeland for a gentle spin in the Westcountry Regency Stages Rally.Afterwards he said: “I can see why people find rally car

Tributes are paid to Frank Palmer

Journalists throughout the UK will remember Frank Palmer with gratitude and affection. The 66-year-old author, who was the Daily Mirror’s man in the East Midlands for more than 20 years, died on Thursday at Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre. He suffered

Echo keeps its readers in the picture

Deputy Editor of the Liverpool Echo, Tony Storey, has told readers: “Believe it or not, it’s quite rare to hear the cry – ‘Hold the front page’ in the Echo newsroom.” But he went on to explain that it was

Marvellous lunacy

A weekly column reproduced from the Bristol Evening Post Have I got this right? If we refuse to pay over £1 a litre for petrol, then Mr Blah will have to close down all the hospitals and sack all the

Plea to 'reflect communities and reconnect with readers'

Regional newspaper editors have been issued a resounding challenge to reconnect with readers, reflect their communities and tackle freedom of information. Speaking in his inaugural address as president of the Society of Editors, Keith Sutton said newsrooms must reflect their