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Death of two Gazette veterans

Two former Blackpool Gazette veterans, who clocked up almost 100 years service between them, have died. Herbert Cockell, who joined the paper in 1934 as a publisher’s assistant and helped publish the paper for almost 50 years, died aged 82.

News in brief

Postal firm Consignia is investigating after a letter addressed to one of its bosses in Gloucester was instead delivered to The Citizen.The story came a week after the paper revealed how postal services in Gloucestershire were in “disarray”, and carried

Old Gazette base to be KFC

The former home of the Blackpool Gazette is being torn down to make way for fast food restaurants. The imposing office complex on Preston New Road housed the paper between 1987 and 1998 and was a familiar sight to millions

Christmas appeal round-up

As December 25 approaches, newspapers are getting into the traditional festive spirit with Christmas campaigns for the less fortunate. Up and down the country, papers are joining forces with local charities to do their bit. Pictures of smiling children, and

Latest on RIM merger bids

Three newspaper groups have been sent “issues letters” by the Competition Commission as the next stage in the process to decide who could take over Regional Independent Media – the sixth largest regional publisher in the UK. This routine step

North West Newspaper Awards 2000

The award-winning Blackpool Gazette has another trophy to add to its cabinet – scooping the North West Daily Newspaper of the Year Award for the second time in three years. Editor Gerard Henderson picked up the BNFL Society of Editors

MEN bids for seven titles

The Manchester Evening News dominates the shortlist for this year’s BT North West Press and Broadcast Awards. The paper is up against the Liverpol Echo and the Carlisle News & Star in the North West Daily Newspaper of the Year

Gazette Direct to the rescue

A service launched by the Blackpool Gazette is putting readers at the heart of the newspaper’s decision-making process. Gazette Direct has its own dedicated telephone line straight to executive editor Alison Bott. Readers can then pass on story ideas; get

Gazette campaign raised in Parliament

A Pounds Not Pennies for Pensioners campaign, launched by the Blackpool Gazette, has been raised in Parliament by Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden. Mr Marsden paid tribute to The Gazette’s crusade when he urged Social Security Minister Jeff Rooker to

Time running out in cash plea

The Blackpool Gazette’s chosen charity could be in for a major cash boost – but only if readers raise a set amount by February. Design company ITM Communications has pledged to donate £333,000 to the MacMillan Windmill Appeal if the

Johnston performing 'better than expected'

The circulations of weekly newspapers owned by Johnston Press have continued to rise over the past six months, according to the publisher. The increase is in keeping with the trend of the past seven years, and there were also marked

Johnston Press signals intent as revenue and profits rise

Johnston Press has announced its results for the year, and signalled its intention to expand. The regional press publisher, which owns 241 local newspapers and runs 160 community websites, recorded a 15 per cent increase in turnover, which rose to

Profits should be "top of the range" – Johnston

Johnston Press is predicting annual profits at the top of the range of current market estimates in its latest trading update. Advertising revenue has continued to grow, circulation of its weekly papers is up, and costs have been reined in