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The Independent Publishers’ Forum of the Newspaper Society, which meets four times a year to discuss issues affecting such companies, has been elected for the next three years. The Forum now comprises: John Dickinson (chairman, Garnett Dickinson Publishing), Robin Freeman

Chronicle MD in line for presidency role

Barnsley Chronicle managing director Sir Nicholas Hewitt looks set to become the next vice-president of the Newspaper Society. Sir Nicholas, who is also chairman of the Chronicle, has been put forward for the role by the Newspaper Society’s Council. He

Editor's half century in the news

Bridlington Free Press editor Selwyn Dunford will say farewell to the newspaper next month when he retires after almost 50 years in journalism. Selwyn plans to put down his notebook and pen and enjoy an easier life away from headlines

Courier editor moves on

The editor of two Kent and Sussex newspapers has left after nine years at the helm. Martin Oxley is leaving his role at the East Grinstead Courier and Kent and Sussex Courier to join his wife in a new business.

Notts newsman joins the major league

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Visitors are to learn tricks of the journalism trade

Would-be writers in Lichfield are hoping to learn some tricks of the trade when newspaper journalist and author Stephen Booth talks to them. Stephen began his career in journalism for a newspaper in Cheshire in 1974 and has since worked

Sales success at Chronicle

The Barnsley Chronicle is celebrating reaching its highest sales figures in 20 years. The unaudited figures show 100,000 readers enjoyed Yorkshire’s biggest weekly newspaper last year, meaning an average 40,472 copies were bought each week. Editor Robert Cockroft said: “It’s

PCC plans more open days after first event's success

The Press Complaints Commission has said it plans to hold two further open days next year, following the success of its first event in Manchester on Tuesday. The press watchdog hosted its first ever open day at Manchester Art Gallery

Weeklies continue to enjoy sales success

Weekly newspapers are continuing to enjoy rises in circulation, with more than half of all weekly titles increasing sales year on year, according to the latest ABC figures for the regional press. Figures released for the first six months of

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

Crime-writing nomination for former Notts newsman

Former Nottinghamshire journalist Stephen Booth has been shortlisted for a national crime-writing prize. Fictional character Detective Constable Ben Cooper, who features in Stephen’s series of novels set in the Derbyshire Peak District, has been nominated in the 2003 Sherlock Awards

Former deputy does the double

A former deputy newspaper editor turned author has scored a unique double at the American Barry Awards. Stephen Booth, (50), has won the prize for Best British Crime Novel for the second consecutive year – making him the first person

Post scoops award for third year in a row

The Yorkshire Post has scooped the BT Northern Daily Newspaper of the Year title for the third successive year. The award was one of 13 handed out to the best of the media in the North of England during a