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Celebrations mark paper's 275th birthday

The Salisbury Journal, the third oldest weekly newspaper in Britain, is marking its 275th birthday this year with special supplements and events. The celebrations began with an issue containing a 16-page supplement including messages from the Queen and the city’s

Browne moves into top role

Bill Browne has been appointed publisher of Newsquest Salisbury. Recently appointed to the editorship of the titles published by Salisbury Newspapers – including the Salisbury Journal and Avon Advertiser – he has now moved to the cathedral city in the

New editor announces appointments

The new editor of the Basingstoke Gazette has moved quickly to stamp his mark on its editorial team by announcing three new senior appointments. Just two weeks after landing the top job at Gazette Newspapers, Mark Jones has promoted three

Mark Jones steps up to editorship

Mark Jones is the new editor of Gazette Newspapers at Basingstoke. Mark (right) – who started his career in 1985 at the Evening News in Worcester, has been deputy editor at Gazette Newspapers since February 1997. Prior to working in

Sales past 27,000-mark thanks to new edition

The launch of a new newspaper in the Basingstoke Gazette series has helped take sales to 27,000 with the first issue. The Tadley Gazette is, in fact, an edition of the Friday main paper but The Gazette team has worked

Third editorship for Bill

Bill Browne, editor-in-chief of Gazette Newspapers, is leaving Basingstoke to take up his third editorship. After six years Bill will leave the Gazette on March 22 and take up his new role as editor of the Salisbury Journal and Avon

Editor will miss his life in news

The Salisbury Journal is to see a change of editor for the first time in more than 12 years. David Eidlestein will stand down in April when Bill Browne, currently editor of the Basingstoke Gazette, will take over. The pair,

Limited Edition passes the half-million mark

Newsquest has gone over the half-million mark with the publication of three more editions of its classy lifestyle magazine Limited Edition. Basingstoke, Taunton and Salisbury, from the group’s South West Region, are the latest centres to publish a version of

Campaign 'strike-rate' rewarded with extra cash

The Basingstoke Gazette is celebrating an excellent ‘strike rate’ with itsChristmas campaign in aid of a local hostel for the homeless. Shortly after signing up Ian Botham as one of its supporters, it learnedthat it had been successful with its

News staff rewarded for region's success

News staff who helped make Newsquest South West a success have been rewarded at an awards ceremony to recognise their contribution. It was the first event of its kind for the area’s daily and weekly newspapers, and the top prize

Tables turned on publisher Bill Browne

Salisbury Journal publisher Bill Browne had the tables turned on him at the city’s Business Awards. Having presented cups to three winners on the night, he then picked up a trophy himself. Bill, who has been at Salisbury Newspapers for