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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

Copy boy-turned-photographer is mourned

A copy boy who was spotted for his photographic talent is being mourned around the Scottish press. Iain Dallas, who worked for the East Kilbride News, had died at the age of 62, his death leaving his many friends and

Paul and Linda to marry – exclusive!

A week of sadness for Beatles fans improved a little with the news that Aberdeen’s Gary Bakewell – who plays Paul McCartney in the movie Backbeat and TV film The Linda McCartney Story – has fallen in love with the

Davidson leaves Northcliffe

Alec Davidson has resigned as managing director of Northcliffe Newspapers with immediate effect. He has been replaced by Kevin Beatty, from Associated Newspapers. He has a strong background in the provincial press and has been heading up Associated’s new media

News in brief

Our weekly news round-up… A website that provides support and advice for bullied children has been commended in the Online Communities section at the New Statesman/BT New Media Awards 2001.Bullying Online, which is also a charity, is run by Yorkshire

Growth slows at Trinity Mirror

Growth across Trinity Mirror has slowed down as the year has progressed, the company has revealed. It warned there was no sign of a return to the strong advertising performance at the start of the year, as figures for the

News man loses fight for life

The Daily Record chief sub who was critically injured in a mountaineering accident has died in hospital after a week-long fight for life. Tributes have been paid to climber Tim Harper, (38), who suffered head injuries in the 700ft fall

Chief sub in mountain fall

A chief sub of the Daily Record remains critically ill in hospital after plunging 700ft on Ben Nevis. Tim Harper, (38), was climbing with two friends when the accident happened near the summit. He was airlifted to the Belford Hospital

Former Falkirk reporter creates newspaper website

Adrian Mahoney, who spent 10 years on the Falkirk Herald – six of them as chief reporter – is behind a media website giving links to news, weather, sports, TV and movie sites. Adrian (31), was involved in a partial

New post for SoS editor

John McGurk, the editor of Scotland on Sunday, has been appointed editorial director of The Scotsman Publications. He will take up his new position in January and his replacement will be named in the new year. Mr McGurk, 47, was