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MBEs for serving regional newspaper staff

Chichester Observer boss Keith Newbery (right) is now an MBE. He was awarded the honour for services to journalism. He has spent his entire working life in journalism, beginning as a junior reporter on the now defunct Isle of Wight

Regional staff set for D-Day anniversary trip

Regional press staff from around the country are set to travel to Normandy next week to cover events taking place to mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Dozens of newspapers are planning to send reporters and photographers out

Romeo reporter's night of 'textual love'

A lonely-heart reporter tried his luck at a mobile phone speed-dating service in the hope of finding love. Western Gazette journalist Andrew Wakefield adapted his writing skills with the aim of attracting women via a private WAP chat room on

Prince of Wales grants exclusive interview

The Dorset Echo managed to secure an exclusive interview with the Prince of Wales to mark the 10th anniversary of his ‘model’ village development of Poundbury at Dorchester. The feature on the Prince – a splash and double page spread,

Sporting sports editor dies aged 59

Tributes have been pouring in for Bridport and Lyme Regis News sports editor Terry Collin, who died suddenly at his home on Sunday. Terry, (59), had worked for the Bridport News and Dorset Echo for more than 25 years, at

Marchers celebrate trades union movement

Journalists from across the South West joined the annual Tolpuddle Martyrs Rally in Dorset at the weekend. Proudly marching behind the banner of the NUJ’s Gloucestershire Branch, reporters, photographers and subs from the Dorset Echo were accompanied by colleagues from

Marchers make plea to journalists

Journalists in Dorset are inviting colleagues from around the country to join them at the Tolpuddle Martyrs rally and festival. Around 8,000 people are expected to attend the event, which celebrates the birth of the trade union movement. The event,

310 years' service? Surely some mistake!

They say a day in news is a long time – but try telling that to long serving Dorset Echo reporter David Swain – who has 40 years’ service. The 56-year-old stalwart was one of 13 dedicated members of staff

Deepest Dorset goes worldwide

A new website combining news and information for the whole of Dorset has been launched. The Bournemouth Daily Echo and the Weymouth-based Dorest Echo have teamed up to produce It covers all the towns and villages in the county

Latest union activity

The National Union of Journalists has secured union recognition at the News Shopper Series – a group of weekly newspapers in Kent and South London – after 90% of journalists voted “yes” in aballot (27 votes to three). The NUJ

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Best publisher organised event – weekly newspapersWinner: West Lothian Courier – Livingston F.C. Open DayHighly commended: Morecambe Visitor – The Night Before ChristmasCertificate of merit: Oxford Times Series – In Business Exhibition Best in-paper reader offer – daily/Sunday newspapersWinner: Evening

Together we can boost sales

Teamwork between editorial, sales and promotions is the key to boosting regional newspaper sales. That will be one of the key messages at the Newspaper Society’s two-day annual newspaper sales conference which started in Manchester today. More than 300 delegates

Blog hoaxer strikes again

Newspaper smelled a rat over Precious Pets entries

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC

The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants. These are either settled to the express satisfaction of the

Echo wins water safety right

After seven months of pressure on Government, a campaign led by the Dorset Echo has saved the Portland Coastguard helicopter. The helicopter, which has rescued seamen, divers, yachtsmen and cliff walkers, is one of the busiest in the country. But

Echo takes its message to Westminster

The Dorset Echo has delivered thousands of coupons to the Government in a bid to save the Portland coastguard helicopter. The newspaper has been campaigning to save the search and rescue helicopter Whiskey Bravo, after plans were announced to move