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New MD for island publisher

Paul Carter has been appointed managing director of the Guernsey Press Ltd, publishers of the Guernsey Press and Star. Previously deputy managing director of the Guernsey Press, his appointment follows a reorganisation of parent group Guiton’s publishing interests into a

Hundreds attend former editor's funeral

Hundreds of mourners have paid their respects to former Grimsby Telegraph editor Peter Moore at his funeral in the town. Peter died a fortnight ago, aged 61, after a short illness. The funeral cortege went past the Grimsby Telegraph offices

Aussie flies in for work experience

Aspiring journalist David Braithwaite gained valuable industry experience and topped up his air miles in one fell swoop – flying in from Australia to work at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. He was told by his tutors at Monash University,

Newspaper MD's double-life as a footballer

Following our story about Aberdeen FC goalkeeper David Preece’s hopes to become a journalist when he hangs up his football boots, we decided to profile some former players who now write the news instead of making it… Gary Matthews, managing

Regionals involved in review of "spin"

A review of Government communications unveiled this week will seek input from both the regional and national press. The move was announced by the Cabinet Office in a bid to answer criticism of a perceived “spin doctor” culture and allegations

Tribunal orders paper to pay £27,000

A newspaper has been ordered to pay £27,000 to the editor’s former secretary by an industrial tribunal that ruled she was unfairly dismissed. Diane Hurford had worked for the Wolverhampton Express and Star for 20 years. She told the tribunal

Masthead tribute for town

A new masthead for the Dudley edition of the Wolverhampton Express and Star pays tribute to the area by labelling it the “Capital of the Black Country”. A member of the local history society wrote to the paper suggesting the

New director at Newsquest

Ian Clarke has been appointed as the new commercial director of Newsquest (North East). The 39-year-old is currently circulation director of the Wolverhampton Express and Star and will take up the new post in April. Mr Clarke began his career

Friends reunited by paper

A newspaper appeal has successfully brought two long-lost friends in touch with each other after more than 30 years apart. The Wolverhampton Express and Star’s We’ll Meet Again column featured the plea of David Phillips trying to find his childhood