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Six day a week compact P&J is 'inevitable'

The Press and Journal’s days as a broadsheet newspaper appear to be numbered, according to editor Derek Tucker. The newspaper announced this week that its Saturday edition is to adopt a compact format on a permanent basis, and Derek has

Early success for Saturday tabloid trial

The first compact edition of the Press and Journal has been welcomed with almost unanimous approval from readers, according to editor Derek Tucker. Publishers of the Aberdeen-based broadsheet daily unveiled the first issue of the new-look paper on Saturday. It

P&J announces compact plans

The Press and Journal has announced plans to launch a new compact edition on Saturdays. The Aberdeen-based broadsheet daily hopes to unveil its compact issue on August 7, which will be available for sale each Saturday on a trial basis

Blair praise for P&J

The Press and Journal in Aberdeen has received praise from Tony Blair for helping to ensure a large British delegation at the world’s top oil and gas show in the United States. The Prime Minister sent a message of congratulations

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The Aberdeen Press & Journal will be honoured by the West’s oil capital – Houston – next month. The paper, along with Aberdeen tourist agency Munro’s, is having a day named after it in recognition of the relationship developed over

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

Islanders to get a daily read

The Aberdeen Press and Journal is enjoying a new role – as the first daily paper to go on sale on the Hebridean islands of Rum, Eigg and Muck. The move means the 34 residents will now be able to

Press & Journal cleared over naming of 15-year-old

The Press and Journal in Aberdeen has been cleared of breaking the law by naming a 15-year-old boy accused of murder. On April 15 last year, the newspaper took the decision to name Luke Mitchell as the teenager charged with

Papers face legal action after naming murder suspect

The Press and Journal and Edinburgh Evening News are facing legal action after publishing the name of a 15-year-old charged with the murder of teenager Jodi Jones. The papers are being investigated for naming someone under the age of 16

Newspaper men join Code of Practice committee

A newspaper watchdog group’s code of standards committee has two new members. Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, and Trinity Mirror’s regional newspapers editorial director Neil Benson, are to sit on the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee, which reviews the voluntary code

£100,000 in three months for bone marrow charity

The Press and Journal is mounting a year-long campaign for the Anthony Nolan Trust and, just three months in, readers have already raised more than £100,000 for the charity. The Aberdeen-based newspaper is urging readers to consider becoming bone marrow

£5m raised after newspaper hospital plea

A Press and Journal campaign to raise funds for a new children’s hospital to serve the north-east of Scotland and the Northern Isles has raised £5m. It is one of the biggest sums ever raised by a newspaper-backed campaign in