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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

Seventy-five years of 'profit from print'

The Doncaster Free Press – 75 years old this month – began as a weekly guide to entertainment. It was the brainchild of “Dickie” Crowther, a printer with a passion for horse-racing. He owned several horses, including one called Profit

Weeklies continue to enjoy sales success

Weekly newspapers are continuing to enjoy rises in circulation, with more than half of all weekly titles increasing sales year on year, according to the latest ABC figures for the regional press. Figures released for the first six months of

Mail wins through in "photo-finish" contest

The winners of the 2004 Yorkshire Press Awards are: Graphic Designer of the Year 2004Winner: Lisa Cook, York Evening Press Young Journalist of the Year 2004Winner: Ian Briggs, Bradford Telegraph & ArgusRunner-up: Jessica Boulton, Hull Daily Mail Community Reporter of

Yorkshire's best to be named at industry contest

A shortlist of journalists in the running to take awards at an industry competition has been announced ahead of next week’s final. Editors, sub-editors, reporters and photographers from across Yorkshire are to once again fight it out in 14 categories

Yorkshire Press Awards

YORKSHIRE PRESS AWARDS 2001The Award Winners News Reporter of the Year Daily Newspapers: Winner: Sarah Walsh, Telegraph & ArgusRunner Up: Rob Waugh, Yorkshire PostWeekly Newspapers Winner: Margaret Watson, Dewsbury ReporterRunner Up: Tanya Geddes, Doncaster Free Press Photographer of the Year