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Chance for journalists to party at Press Club ball

Up to 280 journalists are expected to gather for the annual Birmingham Press Club Ball on November 26. The black-tie event will be a chance for members of the West Midlands media scene to get together for a night of

'Come ride with us', says press club

Birmingham Press Club has launched a membership drive – or push-started it at least! Directors of the world’s oldest press club gathered in St Paul’s Square to launch the drive for new members by symbolically push-starting a vintage sports car,

Rock star Rick says 'Yes' to Press Club event

Rock star Rick Wakeman is to be the guest speaker at an event organised by the Birmingham Press Club. Rick – best known for being a member of long-running supergroup ‘Yes’ – will be guest of honour during a lunch

Earl Spencer to address media

One of the oldest press clubs in the country has secured Earl Spencer as the speaker at its October celebrity lunch. The engagement is a major coup for the 135-year-old Birmingham Press Club. The audience will be made up mainly

Sentinel Sunday is named Newspaper of the Year

Sentinel Sunday has been named Newspaper of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards – completing a hat-trick for the Stoke based news team. Staff at the Sunday paper also produce daily The Sentinel, and have picked up the Newspaper

Fleet Street journalist to return to old patch for awards

Entrants to this year’s Midlands Media Awards will find themselves under the scrutiny of Fleet Street’s finest, with the announcement that The Times’ Andrew Pierce has joined the contest’s judging panel. The assistant editor will also be acting as a

Media event moves to 'great' new venue

The University of Birmingham’s Great Hall is to play host to the 2005 Midlands Media Awards. The final of next year’s event – previously known as the West Midlands Media Awards – will be held at the new venue on

Sentinel is hailed 'the best' at regional press awards

The Sentinel has been named West Midlands Newspaper of the Year at an event to reward the best of the region’s press. For the second year running the top prize at the West Midlands Media Awards went to the Stoke

"Phenomenal" response to media awards

More than 200 entries have been received for this year’s West Midlands Media Awards. Birmingham Press Club, which organises the event, say they have had a phenomenal response to the competition, building on the success of their first event which

Former MP Mellor to be awards' guest speaker

David Mellor is to be the guest speaker at next year’s West Midlands Media Awards. The outspoken former Tory MP (pictured), who now runs his own international business consultancy as well as writing columns for several newspapers, will be the

West Midlands media celebrates

Journalists from across the West Midlands were celebrating last night as a host of prizes were handed out at the inaugural West Midlands Media Awards. Winners included staff from the Sunday Mercury, Hinckley Times, and Northcliffe Electronic Publishing, with a

If you haven't got a ticket – you're too late!

Tickets for next month’s West Midlands Media Awards have sold out. Birmingham Press Club will be holding its first media awards night at the city’s Burlington Hotel on Thursday, March 20. And organisers say interest in the event, which will

Could YOU be an award winner?

Entries are now being sought for the inaugural West Midlands Media Awards. The competition, organised by Birmingham Press Club, is open to all forms of media, from newspapers to broadcasting and the Internet from a wide Midlands area, including Shropshire

New awards scheme moved to March

The West Midlands Media Awards are to take place for the first time next March. The event, organised by Birmingham Press Club, had originally been planned to take place this autumn, but they have now decided to wait until the