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NCE success for 55 per cent of candidates

A 55 per cent pass rate in the Spring 2003 National Certificate Examination means that 156 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 286 candidtates sat the NCE in April at 16 centres across the UK. The candidates who

Awards night celebrates success at Darlington

The achievements of journalists from Darlington College of Technology have been celebrated at a special awards night held in the town. Around 90 editors, senior journalists, trainers and trainees gathered to see awards presented to budding journalists who had either

A3 insert tells murder story

Staff at a Somerset weekly sprang into action when a triple killing occurred on their patch – only a few hours after deadline. A mother and her six-year-old daughter were shot by the woman’s former lover, who then turned the

News in brief

The Cambridge Evening News has begun the countdown to Cambridge United’s LDV Vans trophy showdown with Blackpool on Saturday.The paper has produced hundreds of car stickers to mark the Millennium Stadium event and had the trophy on show at its

True justice 'first' thanks to the News

Britain is to have its first Community Justice Panel – thanks to a campaign in the Chard & Ilminster News. The pioneering Somerset scheme, which aims to deal with vandals and other petty villains on a more local level, has

Safe skating thanks to Gazette

A Skate Safe appeal run by the Chard & Ilminster News has closed after raising £2,114 towards Chard’s official skateboard and BMX park. Launched by the News three months ago, the campaign touched the lives of many people in the

MBE for local journalist Bob

Journalist Bob Drayton has been rewarded for his work in the profession with an MBE in the New Year Honours List. Bob, who is group deputy editor of Newsquest (Somerset), is based in Taunton and has day-to-day control of the