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An experienced former regional press editor is returning to day-to-day journalism as the co-editor of North East Life, one of Archant’s stable of lifestyle magazines. Andrew Smith has previously edited no fewer than four daily newspapers, the Northern Echo, Bolton

Bridge victory for two dailies

Two daily newspapers are celebrating “people power” victory in their battles to save motorists from paying extra money for using a local bridge. The Plymouth Evening Herald and the Western Morning News both launched campaigns after it was proposed that

Northern Echo named North East Newspaper of the Year

The Northern Echo was named Newspaper of the Year in the Transco Tom Cordner North East Press Awards. The Darlington-based paper carried off a clutch of other awards in a ceremony attended by more than 340 people at Newcastle Civic

NCE success for 44 per cent of candidates

A 44 per cent pass rate in the National Certificate Examination means that 116 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 263 candidates sat the National Certificate Examination in October at 15 centres across the UK. The candidates who

Judo assignment brings journalist down to earth

When Cannock & Rugeley Mercury reporter Andrew Wragg got a call from former British judo champion Andrew Smith it didn’t take much persuading to agree to doing a feature on his judo club. But when Andrew arrived to join the

Editors survive holiday hurricane horror

Two regional newspaper editors have told how their holidays to Florida became dominated by the worst hurricane to hit the area in more than ten years. Rob Lawson, editor of the Sunderland Echo, and Andrew Smith, a former Echo editor

Long hours payment to north-east journalists

A one-off cash payment has been made to Johnston Press journalists in the north-east to make up for “exceptionally” long hours being worked while changes are made at their newspapers. The problem was brought to the attention of management at

Editor Blackwood is sacked from Mail

Hartlepool Mail editor Harry Blackwood has been sacked by his employers, Johnston Press. Staff at the newspaper were told the news yesterday. The decision came in the wake of a row between Harry and the local MP Peter Mandelson, who