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Bolton walkout continues as talks fail to find resolution

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles have entered a third week of strike action after talks with company management failed to find a resolution. Members at the Bolton Evening News, Bolton Journal, Bury Times, Bury

New strike days planned to hit local elections

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest in Bradford have named two new strike dates – as their latest round of industrial action over pay comes to an end. Members at the Telegraph & Argus, Keighley News, Ilkley Gazette, Craven

Journalists on strike "until further notice"

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles have begun a third round of strike action in a dispute over pay – this time with no date set to return to work. Members at the Bolton Evening

12-day strike by journalists due to start

Union members at a Yorkshire newspaper company were today due to walk out for a 12-day stoppage over pay after rejecting a two per cent offer from the management. Editorial staff, who are part of the National Union of Journalists,

MPs sign up to support striking journalists

Editorial staff involved in a dispute over pay are receiving support from MPs who have signed an Early Day Motion in parliament. Members of the National Union of Journalists at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles have already held two days

Strike action due to begin today

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles were today due to begin strike action in a dispute over pay. Members at the Bolton Evening News, Bolton Journal, Bury Times, Bury Journal, Leigh Journal, Prestwich & Whitefield

News in brief

Brain tumour sufferer Caroline MacDonald had a dream come true when the Extra in Scotland fixed for her to meet Fame Academy winner David Sneddon.Caroline, (21), contacted the Archant Central Scotland publication, which is David’s local paper, in hope she

Bringing families together

Two weekly newspapers have helped to bring readers together with long lost family members. The Bury Times helped reunite six brothers and sisters who had not seen each other for 46 years after one of them contacted the paper. Margaret

Hot off the presses

A £17m print plant has been opened to print the Bolton Evening News, Lancashire Evening Telegraph, Bury Times and 16 other Lancashire and Cheshire titles. The owner, Newsquest, hosted a reception to mark the occasion. The press, at Wingates, replaces

Bury Times opens new headquarters

The Bury Times has laid firm foundations for the future with the official opening of its new headquarters. Bury Mayor Coun Paul Nesbit unveiled a commemorative plaque at the official ceremony, accompanied by senior management from the paper’s owners Newsquest.

MD leaves Bolton Evening News

John Waters, managing director of the Bolton Evening News and Bury Times Group, has left the company. He joined the Bolton Evening News in 1987 and became MD in May 1993. Originally from London, John has been in the newspaper

Consultants apologise in letter to newspaper

The Bury Times received a signed letter from thirteen consultants at Bury Health Care NHS Trust apologising to their patients. The team of hospital doctors used the paper to convey their message: “It is with deepest regret that we feel

New Gazette editor

Damian Holmes has been named successor to Phil Pledger as editor of the Whitby Gazette. Damian, formerly the deputy at Whitby, is now in post and looking forward to taking the 13,000-circulation weekly forward, with the help of his seven

"Unfair" article about Tommy Johnson

More resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during January 2002 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

Success brings campaign to an end

A campaign by the Bury Times to save the Shakers has ended after the club was brought out of administration. During the paper’s Five to Stay Alive fundraising campaign, which was part of the Save Our Shakers Appeal, readers helped

Singer aims to save Shakers

She may be part of the pop group whose debut single shot straight to the top of the charts but she’s still got time to back the Bury Times Save Our Shakers campaign. Suzanne Shaw is best known as a