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Dimond takes charge of biggest-selling weekly

Nine of Kent Messenger Group’s weeklies will now come under the responsibility of Bob Dimond, who has been appointed senior editor (north and west Kent). His responsibility has expanded from the Medway Messenger and Medway Extra to embrace the six

Editor Gledhill set for vice presidency role

Bath Chronicle editor David Gledhill is set to become the next vice president of the Society of Editors. He will be unanimously nominated by the board at the AGM during next month’s conference in Newcastle, and if the nomination is

Chronicle coverage sparks national media frenzy

The Bath Chronicle sparked a national media frenzy with its reports about a house which had been taken over by squatters – ending with The Sun paying £2,000 to evict them. Claire Simpkins and Chris Davis had taken up residence

Ten years at the top for Chronicle editor

Bath Chronicle editor David Gledhill is celebrating 10 years at the helm of the newspaper. And to mark the anniversary a charity dinner party has been held in his honour, which raised almost £16,000 for four local causes. More than

Insight into life at the Chronicle

An insight into life running The Bath Chronicle will be given by editor David Gledhill as he speaks to the city’s business community. He will speak at the next Bath Chronicle Business Breakfast event on June 29 as part of

News in brief

The Bath Chronicle is sending a dossier of features highlighting the trauma of domestic violence to local MPs after a week-long series of double-page pieces launched the Chronicle’s Enough is Enough campaign.The series began with a heartbreaking and powerful account

Editor treads the boards in "nightmare" experience

Bath Chronicle editor David Gledhill has taken to the stage for the first time in more than 30 years, in an experience he has described as “a nightmare”. David, (44), took the male lead in the Agatha Christie play A

Supporters' rivalry leads to a verbal pasting in the press

On-field rivalry spread to the pages of two westcountry publications before a crunch rugby match at the weekend. Even before a ball had been kicked in he massive rugby clash between Gloucester and Bath, hostilities were well and truly under

Euro tour hacks to report from all ten new member states

A team of freelances will be setting out on their most adventurous assignment – when they cover one of the biggest European stories in the past 20 years. Phil Chamberlain, Rich Cookson and Matt Cardy are preparing to report on

I was punched in the face – editor

People in the news rarely vent their anger on journalists – but Bath Chronicle editor David Gledhill was thumped in his local pub last week. Here is what he wrote in the paper about his thoughts on the attack. I

New editor and deputy for the Mercury

County Durham weekly the Teesdale Mercury has appointed a new editor and deputy editor. Editor Matthew Mills joins the Mercury from the Evening Post in Bristol where he was an overnight chief sub. Matthew was previously features editor and assistant

Bath title boosts its coverage

The Bath Chronicle has unveiled a bigger and better newspaper to its readers, with the introduction of several new pages and supplements. The title is one of the smallest evening newspapers in the country – but it says it ‘thinks

Topless bar stunt girl joins the Chronicle

The Bath Chronicle is giving student Jemma Gunning a taste of life in the newsroom – after a previous brush with the press turned sour. Journalism hopeful Jemma had been studying for a BTEC in media production at the City

Sweet promotion for Cheltenham journalist

Marianne Sweet has been appointed deputy editor of the Gloucestershire Echo. She takes over the position vacated by David Hardy, the new editor of the Carmarthen Journal. Marianne is promoted from being content editor of the Gloucestershire Echo. She was

News in brief

NUJ members on the Sheffield Star have voted for industrial action in a ballot over pay. Eighty per cent voted for a strike and 88 per cent for “action short” of a stoppage.According to the union, the latest offer stands