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Scottish titles get a new name and a new look

The Ayrshire Leader Series has been given a new look and a new name. The free weekly series of titles, which is owned by Archant Central Scotland, has been rebranded as The Ayrshire Extra. It joins the publisher’s existing Extra

News in brief

For a two-hour slot every Friday, the editor of the Ayrshire Leader, along with two of his reporters, is telling the public about their news and views on Ayr Community and Christian Radio.Editor Scott Blair and reporters John Dewar and

Archant posts record profits

Publisher Archant, formerly Ecng, has announced record profits of £26.1m. The Norwich-based company is best known for publishing newspapers and magazines and is also involved in contract print and electronic publishing. The operating profit for 2001 of £26.1m is up

From Ecng to Archant

Eastern Counties Newspaper Group has officially changed its name to Archant. Thousands of staff all over England and Scotland have begun working under the new name. In February more than 95 per cent of voting Ecng shareholders backed the bid

Media group will change its name

Shareholders at Ecng have backed the board’s bid to change the name of the company to Archant. Ecng’s daily titles are the East Anglian Daily Times, Eastern Daily Press, Evening News (Norwich) and the Evening Star (Ipswich). Among the 60-plus

Corporate makeover on the cards for Ecng

Regional media group Ecng could be about to get a new makeover – if shareholders approve a proposed change of name to Archant. The idea is to reflect the groups geographical spread and diversity – both in the newspaper business

News in brief

The Appeal of Stan the Man is spreading far beyond the circulation area of the Bristol Evening Post, where deputy editor Stan Szecowka pens his weekly column and sits by a hotline for people to ring him with their views.According

"We did it!", says Leader

The Ayrshire Leader has hit a target of £12,500 for its local hospital. Readers answered its call to donate money to fund a state-of-the-art intensive care unit bed for the Ayrshire and Arran Acute Hospitals Trust – and reached the

Ad revenues help Archant to increased profit

Publisher Archant has announced increased profits for the year thanks mainly to the performance of advertising sales in the regional press. And there are initiatives in hand to boost income and improve efficiency. Operating profit for 2002 reached £27.7m, up

Archant poised to acquire media assets

Archant is poised to “acquire and expand” after winning permission from its shareholders to increase its borrowing capacity to £270m. The firm wants to double its size in the next seven years and believes it is at the right stage

Honours shared at industry awards: roll of honour

Honours were shared among the pride of the press from the Eastern Counties Newspaper Group awards night. The winners and runners-up were: The ecng Q Cup Winner: Eastern Daily Press Paid-for Newspaper of the Year Winner: Romford Recorder – CML