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The ‘golden era’ of newspapers in Northern Ireland is to be remembered by comedian Frank Carson for the BBC’s Bits of Belfast TV series.He’ll meet up with News Letter columnist Mervyn Pauley to remember the days when four newspapers –

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Oldham Evening Chronicle journalist Roger Halstead has become the first recipient of a Golden Boot award from Oldham Rugby League Club’s official supporters’ club.The rugby league writer has worked at the Chronicle since 1961, and the award recognises Roger’s devotion

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The East Anglian Daily Times has launched a campaign to secure the future of an under-threat maternity ward.Health bosses sparked outrage when they moved midwives from Harwich Hospital’s maternity unit to cover for staff shortages at Colchester General Hospital –

Veteran journalists rewarded in Queen's birthday honours

Mervyn Dane, a former editor of The Impartial Reporter, has received an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. The 74-year-old, who retired in 1994 after almost 50 years at the newspaper, received the award for his services to journalism. Mervyn

Press hall fire fails to halt publication

A major fire forced the Belfast Telegraph to launch contingency plans when the press hall was knocked out of action before yesterday’s paper could be published. A spark from welding work is suspected to have caused the blaze, which was

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Vijay Vaghela is appointed group finance director for Trinity Mirror Plc with immediate effect, succeeding Margaret Ewing, who left the group at the end of June 2002 to join BAA. Vijay, (36), has been acting finance director since July 1.National

Football club favourite has died

A former Northern Ireland journalist has died aged 90. John McAnulty worked for the Belfast Telegraph, and before that the Newry Reporter and Armagh Guardian. He spent his entire life in journalism, retiring in 1988, and was frequently asked by

Pay offer halts industrial action threat

Journalists have called off a threatened strike at the Belfast Telegraph following an improved pay offer from the company. National Union of Journalists members at the Independent News and Media-owned Belfast titles had voted to strike today and tomorrow after

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The Ely Standard has been supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee’s fundraising appeal for countries in southern Africa facing famine with its Give Your Lunch to Africa Day.Readers and businesses were encouraged to donate the cost of their lunch for one

New London editor for Telegraph

The Belfast Telegraph has appointed a new London Editor. Brian Walker will represent the Telegraph in London and report on Westminster and major issues in Britain. Commenting on the new appointment, Edmund Curran, editor of the Belfast Telegraph, said: “He

New director at Newsquest

Ian Clarke has been appointed as the new commercial director of Newsquest (North East). The 39-year-old is currently circulation director of the Wolverhampton Express and Star and will take up the new post in April. Mr Clarke began his career

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The Irish News is inviting readers to suggest the new emblem for the newly-named Police Service of Northern Ireland.It ran the feature after being approached by the policing board to help out and members of a police working committee will

Regional news role in ABC figures

Representatives from the regional press are among the candidates for places on the Council of the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The ABC was founded to provide an independent verification of circulation and data figures to allow buying and selling of

Belfast paper hits London

The Belfast Telegraph is branching out to a new readership and will now be available in London everyday. Ulster’s largest-selling daily paper will be printed in London and distributed throughout the city and surrounding areas. Readers can now buy their

NVQ chance for journalists

A new national qualification for the newspaper industry is to be launched at the Society of Editors conference tomorrow. The collection of NVQ Level 4 qualifications will cover writing, sub-editing, graphics and press photography. The qualifications are based on performance

Jowell lined up as key speaker

Tessa Jowell, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, is to address the Society of Editors’ annual conference later this month. She will speak at the final working session on October 23 after the society’s AGM. She is one