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Land speed record-breaker Sir Richard Noble was the keynote speaker at the Archant managers’ conference in Oxford, where his message was “move fast”.He told the meeting: “With a small team you have to move fast or die. The decision-making process

Lincs editor to retire after 50 years in newspapers

George Wheatman, editor of the SE Lincs Target Series, is to retire at the end of the year. The 66-year-old has spent more than 50 years working for newspapers in Boston, starting out as a trainee for the Lincolnshire Standard

New look for Lincs weeklies will strengthen branding

Lincolnshire Newspapers this week unveiled a new look for all its paid-for titles. New mastheads have been introduced across the portfolio – part of Johnston Press – to strengthen each title’s brand identity. The new-look papers also share a tightly-knit

Local knowledge brings business opportunity

The Northern Echo has a new business editor with Mike Parker joining the paper fresh from a stint as North-East reporter for the Press Association. During his time there he covered some of the biggest business stories in the region,

Becky's Burning Questions

Page 2 of 2 What was your nickname at school and why? Westy – the reason is obvious. What was the first record you bought? Summer the First Time by BobbyGoldsboro. If you could sit down and have dinner with

Becky's Burning Questions

Page 1 of 2 Seasoned hack Nigel West, (42), has worked in journalism for the past 24 years, starting out at the Boston Standard.In 1982 he started his own business, East Coast News Service, and during the 1980s he edited

Standard online is "Bostonnow"

The Boston Standard’s website, launched only a few months ago, has undergone a revamp to boost its appeal to the worldwide audience. The Lincolnshire newspaper’s original website was to transmit news and sports stories to people in Boston, its surrounding

Standard's litter blitz attracts national interest

The Boston Standard’s innovative Litter Blitz campaign has proved so successful it could soon be introduced across the whole country. The weekly paid-for paper has been publishing closed-circuit television footage of people who have dropped litter or allowed their dogs

Five-edition weekly gets a new look

The five-edition Lincolnshire Citizen has this week been given a complete makeover. The free paper, which distributes to more than 56,000 homes across the county, has been redesigned and given revamped content and added advertising. A new masthead, a fresh