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Editors look ahead to October date

More top names from national and regional newspapers have joined the list of speakers at the York conference of the Society of Editors in October. Tim Bowdler, president of the Newspaper Society, will give the Society of Editors Lecture at

Chronicle Ale boost for anniversary celebration

The Bath Chronicle is celebrating 125 years as a daily paper by throwing a party for staff – and giving readers the chance to enjoy a pint of a special anniversary beer. The paper also produced a 48-page supplement reflecting

Editors will reveal how to "Win them back"

Speakers from around the regional press are lining up to share their thoughts at this year’s Society of Editors annual conference in York. Editors Simon Bradshaw, from The Argus, David Gledhill, of the Bath Chronicle, and Paul Horrocks, of the

News in brief

A special tribute to a unique overhead electric railway has been produced by staff at the Liverpool Echo.The publication The Dockers’ Umbrella takes a look at a time when the docks were the economic hub to the country and is

Surprising results for Chronicle test

An experiment by the Bath Chronicle to test the efficiency of the postal service has had surprisingly good results. Following complaints of a poor delivery service in the Bath area, the Chronicle decided to test it for itself. The paper

Former Chronicle MD dies on holiday

David Edgley, who was managing director of the Bath Chronicle for 15 years, has died suddenly. David, who was 69, was on holiday in Madeira when he suffered a heart attack while sunbathing. He had suffered a number of previous

News in brief

The Western Morning News is laying the blame of euro-confusion firmly at the door of the Government.And to back up its point the paper is conducting its own referendum on the issue, with the chance for readers to fill in

Chronicle website hitsnew highs

The Bath Chronicle’s website Thisisbath has recorded its highest weekly total of page impressions since it was launched three years ago. Last week it achieved a record 88,758 page impressions – 16,000 higher than the previous record total achieved in

Death of Chronicle community correspondent

Joyce Candy, a community correspondent for the Bath Chronicle, has died after a three-year battle with cancer. Mrs Candy, who was 77, joined the Chronicle in 1993 as one of its first community correspondents. She was also a former editor

Media curb hits west papers

Page 1 of 2 A rugby club has shocked the local press by declaring its players a no-go area for journalists. The Bristol Evening Post has picked up a memo from Bristol Rugby Club which confirms that all the club

Literary first for Bath's Jessica

A former Chronicle writer has turned her attention to fantasy as she launches her first book on the road to literary success. Jessica Rydill’s new novel Children of the Shaman is influenced by the work of Tolkein and hopes her

New member needed

The Society of Editors is looking for a new board member to replace Neil Fowler, who will shortly complete his term on the board. Mr Fowler, editor of the Western Mail, will retire as immediate past president at the AGM

Stringer tally needs a boost

The Somerset Standard is set to more than double its team of village correspondents. The paper, which circulates in an area near Bath, is advertising for people who like to pick up the local gossip. It wants to provide a

All around the world

The Bath Chronicle has been involved in a massive task to find out how badly the area’s tourism industry has been hit by the foot and mouth crisis. And the newspaper has sent out an emotive letter to tourist chiefs

Hooligan brought to book

The biography of a self-confessed football hooligan is about to hit the shelves. Heart of a Hooligan, written by Bath journalist Paul Alkazraji, tells how David Jeal turned to God after witnessing a brutal attack on a Swedish youth by

No fuel for Bristol journos

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