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Strike called off as pay deal is accepted

A second day of strike action which had been due to hit the Blackpool Gazette and its sister weekly titles today, has been averted. National Union of Journalists members have agreed to accept a pay deal of a minimum of

Pickets out early for Gazette strike

More than 20 pickets were out early this morning as National Union of Journalists members went on strike at the Blackpool Gazette. They are demanding better pay and an improved pay structure. The action affects the Blackpool Evening Gazette, Fleetwood

Friends reunited

Two former colleagues from the Blackpool Gazette are now running the public relations operation at Wyre Borough Council. Val Cowan, who worked at the Gazette from 1995 to 1997, has just been appointed public relations officer for the council. She

Celebrations as journalists scoop annual awards

The Yorkshire Post has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year by Regional Independent Newspapers for its sparkling editorial content. The Yorkshire Evening Post, also owned by RIM, came a close second. Both awards were announced at the company’s annual