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Death of leading Scotland sports journalist

Alex Cameron, one of Scotland’s leading sports journalists, has died following a long illness. He passed away, aged 73, at his home in Stirlingshire surrounded by his family. Alex began his 30-year newspaper career on the now-defunct Stirling Journal before

Lung cancer claims feature writer

Western Daily Press features editor George Frew has died. He was 48. The multi-award-winning journalist had been battling against lung cancer, and had penned two moving articles about his illness and how he was coping with it. Less than two

From copy boy to editor – and beyond – in 50 years!

A copy boy who rose through the ranks to become editor and travel the world during his career has retired from The Journal, Newcastle, after 50 years in journalism. Brian Nicholls met the Queen twice and interviewed Yasser Arafat, Tony

Editor to set up own media firm

Paisley Daily Express editor Norman Macdonald is to leave the newspaper next week to set up his own media company, Macdonald Media. Norman, (46), who has edited the Scottish title for the past eight years, has already secured several public

News in brief

A former Daily Record journalist has been quarantined in China after being caught up in the centre of the SARS virus scare.Peter Brennan, who works for the English language newspaper China Daily, lives in Beijing. Special editions of the Bristol

News in brief

Vijay Vaghela is appointed group finance director for Trinity Mirror Plc with immediate effect, succeeding Margaret Ewing, who left the group at the end of June 2002 to join BAA. Vijay, (36), has been acting finance director since July 1.National

New deputy editor named at Scottish title

Richard Neville has been appointed as the new deputy editor of the Aberdeen Press and Journal. The former editor of Business-am, which ceased publication last year, he succeeds Kay Drummond, who is now deputy editor of the Leicester Mercury. Richard

Regional journalist publishes first novel

Daily Record chief reporter Anna Smith has published her first novel. Spit Against the Wind is about the school holidays of four children from a small poverty-stricken Catholic community in the west of Scotland. Anna, (46), began her journalism career

Big man from the Record is at it again…

Glasgow Daily Record reporter Bob Shields got in touch with his feminine side when he spent the day dressed as a woman. There was a good reason though – he was volunteering to star in a commercial for Tennent’s Lager

A Sun-ny Christmas?

The Institute of Public Relations in Scotland has created a spoof Sun front page to plug their up-and-coming Christmas event. Matt Bendoris and John Kirkby, from the paper’s Scottish team, are giving PR execs an insight into what makes a

Illness brings out the strength in George

Features editor George Frew is facing up to life with inoperable lung cancer. Instead of buckling under the news, George, of the Western Daily Press, has grown in stature in spite of the incredible blow. Despite starting chemotherapy treatment, he

New regional editor is named by Trinity Mirror

A series of key editorial and training appointments – including a new editor for a Sunday regional – has been announced by Trinity Mirror. At Trinity Mirror Regionals’ Cardiff centre, Tim Gordon (right) has been promoted to editor of Wales

Reporter exposes airline security loophole

A Daily Record reporter has exposed a worrying loophole in security at two of Britain’s biggest airlines. Journalist James Moncur was able to board two internal UK flights using a fake name and ID without being challenged and even made

Sports journalist dies aged 54

Sports journalist Jim Blair has died. He was 54. He had worked for the Evening Times in Glasgow and the Daily Record, starting out as a copy boy for the Evening Times. During his time at the paper he moved

Best of both worlds

Journalist Jennifer Veitch is finding she has the best of both worlds in her latest role as associate editor of the Edinburgh Evening News. At just 28 years old, Jennifer has moved around the industry more than many journalists twice