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Journal plays supporting role in Tyne Theatre revival

The Newcastle Journal has helped secure the future of the historic Tyne Theatre after agreeing a three-year sponsorship deal. As part of the arrangement the venue, which plays host to an assortment of events, has been renamed The Journal Tyne

Business daily gets a new lease of life

The Newcastle Journal is to launch a revamped version of its Northern Business Daily supplement on Monday. Originally published in March 2001, the supplement now boasts a greater variety of columnists and a more concentrated focus on the ‘after hours’

Linford hands parliamentary baton to Zoe

Former lobby correspondent Paul Linford has joined Northcliffe’s online division to develop the newspaper websites and explore new commercial avenues. Since 1996, he has been the Newcastle Journal’s political editor and most recently assistant editor (politics). His move to Northcliffe

Editor appointed at Newcastle Journal

Brian Aitken is to be the new editor of The Journal in Newcastle. The 43-year old father-of-four will join the paper after leaving his current position as editorial development manager for Trinity Mirror Regionals. He has previously held senior positions

New regionals' role for deputy Darren

Aberdeen Evening Express deputy editor Darren Thwaites is to leave the paper later this month to join Trinity Mirror. Darren, (35), will join Trinity Mirror Regionals’ divisional team in Liverpool as an editorial development manager. He will work alongside existing

New regional editor is named by Trinity Mirror

A series of key editorial and training appointments – including a new editor for a Sunday regional – has been announced by Trinity Mirror. At Trinity Mirror Regionals’ Cardiff centre, Tim Gordon (right) has been promoted to editor of Wales

'Cool and confident' Journal picks up Newspaper of the Year prize

The Journal in Newcastle has been named Newspaper of the Year at Trinity Mirror’s annual Regional Editorial Awards. “Cool, polished and confident” was how judges summed up the newspaper, which is edited by Brian Aitken, and it also took home