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Class act for Telegraph

More than 500 schools in Northern Ireland are using the Belfast Telegraph as an innovative learning resource as the new school year begins. The Newspapers in Education initiative, founded last year, invites primary schools to join a programmes where more

Telegraph writer moving to Whitehall

Desmond McCartan, the Belfast Telegraph’s Westminster correspondent, is set to take up a senior role in the Whitehall press office. He is leaving the paper after 33 years to become chief press officer at the Privy Council Office with responsibility

Davidson leaves Northcliffe

Alec Davidson has resigned as managing director of Northcliffe Newspapers with immediate effect. He has been replaced by Kevin Beatty, from Associated Newspapers. He has a strong background in the provincial press and has been heading up Associated’s new media

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

Telegraph's Tony dies

The funeral of former Belfast Telegraph worker Thomas Carroll has taken place. The father-of-five, known as Tony, died on Wednesday, aged 82, after an illness. He had worked for the Telegraph in various roles for six decades. His first job

Top class initiative

Latest figures show that more than 100,000 schoolchildren have used the Belfast Telegraph as a learning resource this year – showing the growing popularity of the Newspapers In Education initiative. The longest running scheme is The Reading Passport, which has

Legendary editor lured for conference

The legendary editor of the Washington Post who presided over the Watergate investigation that brought down President Nixon is to deliver the Society of Editors lecture at the annual conference in October. Ben Bradlee, and the investigation that was filmed

Splash attracts Govt cash

The principal of a primary school in Dungannon has praised the Belfast Telegraph for its role in securing a new school building. It was an article in the paper in November 1999, that drew attention to “disgraceful” conditions at the

Shaken and stirred into bumper quake response

Readers of the Belfast Telegraph have received praise from an unlikely source after raising £76,000 for the victims of the Gujarat earthquake. Former 007 legend Roger Moore, who does lots of charity work overseas, thanked readers for their efforts and

Trinity's regional success

Page 1 of 2 Trinity Mirror’s preliminary results statement has revealed a 12 per cent increase in operating profit from its stable of regional newspapers, with recruitment advertising up 19 per cent. Other highlights from the report include a confirmation

Thousands sign up for Telegraph initiative

More than 80,000 pupils in schools across Northern Ireland have signed up to take part in a project run by the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life. The Building for the Future initiative is the biggest ever scheme for primary schools

"Constructive" meeting on FoI

The Society of Editors has held what it describes as a “constructive” meeting with Elizabeth France, who will become Information Commissioner on January 30 under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act. President of the Society, Belfast Telegraph editor

Bridge over troubled waters

Page 1 of 2 News-making and news reporting in Northern Ireland has come under the spotlight at the Commonwealth Editors’ Forum in Barbados. Society of Editors president Ed Curran, editor of the Belfast Telegraph, explained how the press was helping

My experience at the"other end" of a news story

Page 3 of 3 Santha Rasaiah said, following the Queen’s Speech, that she had never known a government workload like it and her fears that much of the legislation would be rushed proved to be true. Rushed legislation makes bad

Editor calls for vigilance after he is "doorstepped"

An editor has spoken about his treatment at the hands of the press after his brother-in-law was shot and killed in South Africa. Neil Fowler, editor of the Western Mail in Cardiff, said: “It made me wonder whether the way

"David" against "Goliath"

Page 1 of 3 It goes without saying that to be selected as the president of the Societyof Editors is a great honour not only for me as editor of the BelfastTelegraph, but also – I hope – for all