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Big reshuffle to streamline Northcliffe's Western Newspapers

Up to ten newsroom jobs could go in a reorganisation of Northcliffe’s Western Newspapers weeklies. Changes being made under the Aim Higher cost reduction programme are set to “streamline” the management structure, with one editor retiring and her deputy’s post

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Former National Union of Journalists headquarters Acorn House could be sold off as the union buys new offices in Glasgow and Dublin to replace rented accommodation there.The current tenants of Acorn House, who pay £200,000 a year for the King’s

Somerset titles celebrate sales success

Staff at Mid Somerset Newspapers in Wells are celebrating as sales of its titles continue to rise – breaking both its ABC record and recording the highest ever weekly sale in less than a month. Sales of the series, which

Weekly papers get a makeover

Four weekly newspapers in Somerset have undergone a mini makeover in response to feedback from readers. Design changes have been made to the Wells Journal, Shepton Mallet Journal, Cheddar Valley Gazette and Central Somerset Gazette, which make up the Mid

Rare honour for a modest man

An editor has paid tribute to one of his staff who was made a Freeman of Wells – a top honour in the city. Mid Somerset Newspapers assistant editor Michael Chamberlain received the honour in recognition of his work in

City honour for assistant editor

The assistant editor of Mid Somerset Newspapers has received a top honour from the City of Wells. Michael Chamberlain has been made a Freeman of Wells at a meeting of the city council. The title is recognition for Michael’s work

Some newspapers do 'ave 'em

Regional reporters and photographers soon get used to dealing with tricky customers. At Mid Somerset Newspapers they appear to have one of the all-time greats on their patch. The front page of the newspaper group’s Central Somerset Gazette carried a

Baby Jane's paper chase

When the crew of a Somerset amateur dramatics production found themselves in a fix, they called on their local paper to help them out. Stage designers for the musical Gypsy were stuck for ideas after being asked to design a

Print and online bid to save rural post offices

Hundreds more signatures have been added to the Don’t Sound the Last Post petition organised by Mid Somerset Newspapers to help save rural post offices. Plans are now being made to deliver the petition direct to Downing Street ahead of

Father and son early editors

The Wells Journal and its sister papers are celebrating being 150 years old. This article, which first appeared in the celebration special edition, looks at the early days of the Central Somerset Gazette. Page 1 of 2 When John Brook,