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£60m Newsquest purchase to boost its London publishing

Newsquest is ready to buy 29 paid-for and 16 free weekly newspapers in a deal with Independent News & Media, which is trying to raise money to pay off its debts. Any sale would be subject to approval by the

Dailies reduce bulk sales and discounted copies

The latest regional newspaper circulation figures are being seen as a truer indication of sales with the industry reducing bulk sales and the number of discounted copies. Evening newspaper titles have been proactive in reducing bulk figures, which was partly

Northern Ireland prize winners celebrate

Northern Ireland’s top journalists and broadcasters have been recognised at this year’s CIPR/BT Press and Broadcast Awards. Topping the list of winners was the Irish News, which was crowned Daily Newspaper of the Year and also clinched the overall Newspaper

FIFA honour for veteran football writer

Former Belfast Telegraph sports editor Malcolm Brodie has been honoured by FIFA for his achievement in covering 13 World Cups for the paper. He was presented with the Jules Rimet Award, named after the founder of the World Cup to

Belfast showbiz reporter picks up top award

Belfast Telegraph showbiz reporter Maureen Coleman has been named as the Top Irish Entertainment Journalist. Maureen, who has covered entertainment and written a showbiz column in the paper for four years, picked up the gong at this year’s Big Buzz

The Citizen in crowned Newspaper of the Year

The Citizen has been crowned Regional Newspaper of the Year at this year’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards. The Gloucester-based title won over judges at the Newspaper Society event, who said the paper “punches well above its weight in a

Online papers could be in line for prizes

Several regional newspapers are set to compete against the national press in the web-based categories of the 2004 Newspaper Awards. Following last week’s announcement of the print nominees, the shortlists for the final two categories of Best Daily Newspaper on

Belfast duo scoop top awards

The Belfast Telegraph emerged victorious as Newspaper of the Year in the IPR/BT Northern Ireland Press and Broadcast Awards. Its sister title Sunday Life was named Best Sunday Newspaper at the awards night in the Ramada Hotel Belfast, while staff

Regional press in the running for top awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Bournemouth Daily Echo, Shields Gazette and Western Mail are among those in the running for a Newspaper Society award. The nominations are part of the Society’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, which include several

Veteran editor gets a knighthood

The veteran newspaper editor and publisher Harold Evans has been knighted in the New Years Honours list for his services to journalism. Best known as editor of the Sunday Times between 1967 and 1981, he was then appointed editor of

Gazette named Regional Newspaper of the Year

Editorial Awards Campaigning newspaper of the year – All daily and Sunday paid-for newspapers Winner: Bristol Evening Post, Save Our Streets Highly Commended: Western Daily Press, Lelaina Hovercraft Rescue Fund Commended: Nottingham Evening Post, A range of four campaigns. Lincolnshire

Candidates line up for editorial awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Sunday Mercury, Yorkshire Evening Post and Cambridge Evening News are among those in the running for an award from the Newspaper Society. The nominations are part of the 2003 Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards,

True Star performer reveals the secret of success

It may seem to the outside world to be a small evening paper that covers the news in sleepy Suffolk. But the Ipswich-based Evening Star is wowing the people that count – its peers in the newspaper industry. It was

Regional press award winners celebrate

Staff at the weekly Cumberland News were celebrating after their paper was named regional newspaper of the year at the Press Gazette awards for its “outstanding” coverage of foot-and-mouth disease. The other winners, listed below, were whittled from an entry