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New appointment sees editorship kept in the family

The editorship of the Liverpool Daily Post is being kept in the family, with Jon Brown’s appointment as acting editor, while the paper’s editor – his wife – Jane Wolstenholme is on maternity leave. Jon, (38), is currently deputy editor

Strike called off as pay deal is accepted

A second day of strike action which had been due to hit the Blackpool Gazette and its sister weekly titles today, has been averted. National Union of Journalists members have agreed to accept a pay deal of a minimum of

Pickets out early for Gazette strike

More than 20 pickets were out early this morning as National Union of Journalists members went on strike at the Blackpool Gazette. They are demanding better pay and an improved pay structure. The action affects the Blackpool Evening Gazette, Fleetwood

Talks planned over strike threat

Talks are to take place between management at the Blackpool Gazette and union members who are threatening to walk out over pay on Friday. The strike vote was endorsed last week, but members of the National Union of Journalists have

Gazette staff to walk out after Euro elections

Journalists are set to strike over pay at the Blackpool Gazette and its sister weekly newspapers. The National Union of Journalists has held a number of ballots and agreed on the one-day stoppage for its members on Friday June 11,

News in brief

Former Wrexham Mail reporter Keith Harrison has been featured in a BBC documentary based on Donald Campbell’s fatal last attempt to break his own world water speed record.Keith, played by actor Eddie Randall, regularly covered Campbell’s land and water exploits

Gazette puts readers in the picture

The Blackpool Gazette has launched a new online picture service for its readers. A new photosales site linked to the Gazette’s main website, allows readers to order prints of pictures taken by the newspaper’s photographers. The site is updated regularly

Friends reunited

Two former colleagues from the Blackpool Gazette are now running the public relations operation at Wyre Borough Council. Val Cowan, who worked at the Gazette from 1995 to 1997, has just been appointed public relations officer for the council. She

David crosses the Pennines to take up Blackpool editorship

David Helliwell is making a return to Lancashire to take up his first editorship – at the Blackpool Gazette. The newspaper is already on the up, having recently been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the Newspaper Society’s Newspaper

News in brief

The Prince of Wales has commended The Blackpool Gazette for helping raise funds for the new £2.5m cancer unit at Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital. Speaking at a special reception held in Fulwood, Prince Charles urged the public to keep up the

Former editor dies of cancer

Barry Stocks, a former editor of the Lytham St Annes Express, has died. The 63-year-old had battled against cancer for the last three years and died at the Trinity Hospice in Blackpool. Barry had taken early retirement in 1992 after

News in brief

A front page splash by the Manchester Evening News to appeal for a bone marrow donor to save the life of seven-year-old Shannon Bradshaw led to more than 600 people queuing for blood tests in the hope they could help

Johnston plans to buy RIM in £560m deal

Johnston Press is planning to buy Regional Independent Media for £560m. Johnston, the UK’s fourth-largest regional newspaper group, is launching a £220m rights issue of shares in connection with the deal. The deal is agreed and has already been approved