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51 per cent pass rate for NCE

A 51 per cent pass rate in the National Certificate Examination means that 136 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 265 candidates sat the National Certificate Examination in April at 16 centres across the UK, as well as

Starbrook to return to first paper as editor

Malcolm Starbrook has been appointed editor of the East London Advertiser. Currently chief sub-editor at Press Gazette, the move will see him return to the paper where he began his journalism career in 1969. He said: “The Advertiser has always

Stround News & Journal gets a new editor

Sue Smith has been named as the new editor of the weekly Stroud News & Journal in Gloucestershire. She succeeds Skip Walker, who moves to the Gloucestershire Gazette as editor from the end of this month, replacing David Cullimore, who

Clare takes the reins at Herts title

Clare Bourke has been appointed editor of Review and Observer Newspapers in St Albans. Currently deputy editor of the Bucks Free Press, she takes over the role from Deborah Williams in January. Clare, (right), has worked for the Free Press

Cancer claims journalist who had a passion for newspapers

A dedicated sports journalist who wrote his first report for a newspaper aged 12 has died at 59 from a rare form of cancer. Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph sports editor Ian Davidson, (left), had suffered complications during an illness he had

Former editor's detective work unmasks killer

A former regional newspaper editor has unmasked the killer of a Suffolk farmer more than 60 years after he was murdered. David Williams, (71), spent 18 months writing and researching his new book Poison Farm, A Murderer Unmasked After 60

Reporter leading a "normal life" after transplant

A reporter has told how he was saved by a heart transplant that has allowed him to resume a completely normal life. Martin Barsby spoke out about his experience to add support to the East Anglian Daily Time’s Sign for

Death of former editor

Former newspaper editor John Berrill has died. He was 65. John, who was editor of the Haverhill Echo for 21 years, died in hospital following a short illness. He began his journalism career in 1953 at the Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph,

New editor in the Matlock hot seat

A new editor has taken the hot seat at the Matlock Mercury following the departure of Don Hale last August. Amanda Hatfield took up the post of group editor of the Matlock Mercury and Buxton Advertiser last Monday. She will

Norma fascinated by world of journalism

Switching from the calm and serenity of a museum to the hustle and bustle of the news room gave Norma Chapman a day to remember when she won a competition to spend the day at the Bury Free Press. The

New editors in Suffolk

Staff changes at the Bury Free Press have followed the departure of the last editor, Debbie Tweedie, to become deputy editor at the Cambridge Evening News. Her successor is Barry Peters, who began his career with Sharman Newspapers in 1983

Free Press support for children

A Millennium appeal at the Bury Free Press is within sight of its target. The St Nicholas 2000 Appeal is two-thirds of the way to its £30,000 target, thanks to fund raisers in West Suffolk and Thetford. The appeal will

New role for Debbie Tweedie

Debbie Tweedie has been appointed the new Deputy Editor of the Cambridge Evening News. She has been Editor of the Bury Free Press for the past three years, during which time the newspaper’s circulation has risen from 28,600 to 31,000.

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC

The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants. These are either settled to the express satisfaction of the