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Former NCTJ chief Keith Hall dies after cancer battle

Keith Hall, the former director of the NCTJ and former editor of the Burnley Express, has died after a battle with cancer. Keith, who was 70, had also worked on the Lancashire Evening Post and was a long time member

Weekly shrinks in size after more than a century

The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times has been making its own news in the Ribble Valley, undergoing a “small” change. After more than a century as a broadsheet, the weekly newspaper has changed to a new compact tabloid format. The new-look

Death of Lancashire journalist at 63

Staff at Lancashire newspapers are mourning the death of their colleague Tim Procter, who died of a heart attack on Monday. The 63-year-old worked full-time as a reporter at the Nelson Leader from the late 50s before joining the Clitheroe

Heart attack claims journalist's life

Burnley Express journalist Barry Ayrton has died. The 51-year-old, who had worked at the Express for the past eight years, suffered a heart attack. Barry was well-known in the town for his weekly Straight Talking column, and had previously worked

Roger's fury at Beeb intrusion

A Lancashire paper’s graphic designer is in talks with solicitors after being wrongly branded a ‘skiver’ on a prime time television show. Roger Evans, who works for the Burnley Express, was un-knowingly featured on the BBC1 docu-soap The Investigators. The

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Best publisher organised event – weekly newspapersWinner: West Lothian Courier – Livingston F.C. Open DayHighly commended: Morecambe Visitor – The Night Before ChristmasCertificate of merit: Oxford Times Series – In Business Exhibition Best in-paper reader offer – daily/Sunday newspapersWinner: Evening

Together we can boost sales

Teamwork between editorial, sales and promotions is the key to boosting regional newspaper sales. That will be one of the key messages at the Newspaper Society’s two-day annual newspaper sales conference which started in Manchester today. More than 300 delegates

Editors speak out on ethnic recruitment

I though there was enough common sense in the world of the regional press not to follow the sheep and indulge in positive discrimination:(‘Editors speak out on ethnic recruitment).

News staff celebrate as prizes are handed out

Newspaper staff around the country have been celebrating after scooping awards at Johnston Press’s annual awards. The winners were announced during the group’s annual editorial and newspaper sales conference held in London where the awards were presented by chairman Roger

Top candidates rewarded

A number of awards have been handed out for outstanding candidates in recent National Council for the Training of Journalists’ exams. Three shorthand prizes have been awarded. For the first time there were two winners of the Harry Butler Prize,