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Race for Life award for regional snapper

Dorset Echo photographer Finnbarr Webster has won Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life Award for Photography. The newspaper itself also won a commendation for the Regional Newspaper Coverage Award. Lisa White (left), surprises her friend Julie Mabey Louise Holland, director

Putting readers in the picture

The Dorset Echo is putting readers in the picture when it comes to photosales – with what is believed to be one of the first systems of its kind in the country. The daily title is rolling out a new

Dorset photographer Jim retires

Jim Tampin, the respected chief photographer of the Dorset Echo, will retire today. After training as a photographer in the Army more than 30 years ago, Jim has since travelled the world during his career spending many years in Kenya

Cherie's supermarket sweep

Dorest Echo staff photographer Finbarr Webster covered Cherie Blair on a visit to the area where she paid a flying visit to the local Safeway store. On the spur of the moment she turned it into a shopping trip, declaring

Echo man "knocked down"by football officials

A Dorset Echo staff photographer has claimed he was knocked to the ground by a visiting team official after Weymouth were knocked out of the FA Trophy. A member of Southport FC’s backroom staff allegedly knocked Finnbarr Webster over after

Banned – that's Asda's price

Page 1 of 2 A press photographer was banned from Asda for life after pursuing his prey into the store after a court case. Finbarr Webster staked out Weymouth magistrates’ court for a whole day waiting for Amos Thompson, convicted

New look for Dorset Echo

Masthead is changed for first time in almost 30 years

Regional press news in brief

Daily podcasts and SMS messaging will supplement the traditional media offering from PA Sport in its editorial, data and results services for the 2007 Cricket World Cup. Live ball-by-ball coverage of the matches will be delivered and editorial teams in

News in brief

Plus: Echo photographer says farewell after 25 years – and more news in brief

New MD for south coast publisher

Hampshire Chronicle’s Paul Kinvig to take on new job in Weymouth

Regional MD takes early retirement

Eric Robinson, one of Newsquest’s most senior executives, has taken taken early retirement after a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years. He had been regional managing director for Newsquest Southern, which publishes the Daily Echo in Bournemouth, the Southern

South coast editor to step down

Bridport & Lyme Regis News editor Margery Hookings is to step down from her role next month. Margery, (42), is leaving the paper to take on the newly-created post of head of communications at North Dorset Primary Care Trust. Her

News in brief

The Independent Publishers’ Forum of the Newspaper Society, which meets four times a year to discuss issues affecting such companies, has been elected for the next three years. The Forum now comprises: John Dickinson (chairman, Garnett Dickinson Publishing), Robin Freeman