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Editor to leave Yorkshire title to set up own business

Doncaster Free Press editor Merrill Diplock is to leave the paper to set up her own press and publicity consultancy business. Merrill, (45), has edited the Free Press for ten years, and has also been editor-in-chief of South Yorkshire Newspapers

Free Press joining police to crack crime

The Doncaster Free Press is joining forces with police and the local council in a bid to stamp out crime. The £400,000 drive, Cracking Crime Together, aims to make Doncaster a safer place to live by tackling the causes of

Two awards for Doncaster Free Press

A salesman from the Doncaster Free Press has won two top prizes in the South Yorkshire Newspapers Advertising Awards. Gary Blurton won the award for bringing the most new advertising business to the company, and he was a runner-up in

Free Press assistant editor retires

The assistant editor of the Doncaster Free Press has retired after a career in journalism stretching back 50 years. Ken Hopkins, 65, has a reputation as one of Yorkshire’s most respected journalists and will be replaced at the Free Press

Christmas appeal round-up

As December 25 approaches, newspapers are getting into the traditional festive spirit with Christmas campaigns for the less fortunate. Up and down the country, papers are joining forces with local charities to do their bit. Pictures of smiling children, and

Female sumo in Doncaster

The Doncaster Free Press is set to take a starring role in a new comedy movie. Secret Society is one of the latest films to come out of Yorkshire and is about the unusual subject of female sumo wrestlers. And

Still going strong at 75

A Yorkshire weekly paper is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a bit of summer fun. The publication began life when a local printer moved his business to the town’s Sunny Bar in 1924 and decided to produce a weekly entertainment

Editors change places

Two South Yorkshire editors have swapped jobs. Martin Edmunds has been appointed editor of the Doncaster Advertiser, replacing Linda Waslidge, who has taken over from him at the Mexborough-based South Yorkshire Times. Both titles are owned by Johnston Press’s South

Armistice "affront" to old soldiers

The Doncaster Free Press is joining forces with old soldiers to do battle against their local council – which won’t be holding a traditional two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day. The former servicemen are seeing it as a snub –

On the way to a magic million

The Millennium Appeal at the Doncaster Free Press has been pushed to an impressive £575,000. The cash will go to build new facilities at a Doncaster hospice. The latest boost has come from the town’s market traders who handed over

Half way to a million!

A Millennium appeal to build new facilities at a Doncaster hospice has passed the half-million pound mark. Fund-raising events by South Yorkshire Newspapers titles have boosted the total during the year. The appeal was launched in June last year through

Balloons aid hospice fund

Thousands of balloons will give a lift to the biggest fund-raising campaign in a newspaper group’s history. South Yorkshire Newspapers is trying to raise £1m for an extension to a hospice in Doncaster. This week, its flagship title, the Doncaster