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NCE success for 55 per cent of candidates

A 55 per cent pass rate in the Spring 2003 National Certificate Examination means that 156 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 286 candidtates sat the NCE in April at 16 centres across the UK. The candidates who

Farewell to 'Gentleman Jim'

The final curtain has come down on one of the most illustrious journalism careers in Newsquest’s history with the retirement of the Oxford Mail’s editor Jim McClure. Jim first joined the paper 37 years ago as a sub-editor and is

Mail editor to retire after a lifetime in journalism

Oxford Mail editor Jim McClure is to retire at the end of this year. He has been in the hotseat since August 2000 and has resisted the temptation to work until his 65th birthday in October 2004. Jim (right) took

Press for action

Newspapers in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire look set to benefit from a Newsquest investment in a new printing press, capable of producing 96 full-colour tabloid pages at 75,000 copies an hour. It has ordered a Geoman 75 press from MAN Roland,

'Treasure' unearthed at Oxford

Archaeologists have discovered 4,000-year-old artefacts while doing excavation work for Newsquest Oxfordshire’s new £20m press hall. Irrigation gullies and pottery dating from the Bronze Age have been unearthed as well as coins which are thought to be medieval. The work

£20m press hall plans agreed

Newsquest Oxfordshire has been granted planning permission to build a £20m press hall at its Osney Mead base. Oxford City Council has given the newspaper publisher the go-ahead for the development which will see a new press replace outdated machinery.

£20m press hall plans announced

Newsquest Oxfordshire has submitted a planning application to build a £20m press hall at its Osney Mead base. The new press would replace outdated machinery. The newspaper publisher’s proposals are with Oxford City Council’s planning department and have yet to

McClure to put 'Oxford' into the Mail

Jim McClure has been appointed editor of the Oxford Mail, taking over from Pat Fleming. The appointment, which saw him move from the Oxford Times and Herald series, took effect on Tuesday. Mr McClure told HoldTheFrontPage he intends to make

News staff from around UK honoured at Midlands event

The very best of Newsquest’s talent from across the UK has been recognised at the company’s annual awards event. The presentations took place at the company’s conference in Stratford-upon-Avon, where chairman Jim Brown handed the awards to the winners. The