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Northern Echo named North East Newspaper of the Year

The Northern Echo was named Newspaper of the Year in the Transco Tom Cordner North East Press Awards. The Darlington-based paper carried off a clutch of other awards in a ceremony attended by more than 340 people at Newcastle Civic

Heart attack claims photographer

Eddie Rutherford, a popular and respected news photographer, has died. He was 55. He had been on holiday, staying with his son in London, when he suffered a heart attack. Eddie had worked on The Gateshead Post since 1978 and

East Wales Weeklies appoint new boss

South Wales Argus deputy editor Kevin Ward is leaving the paper after more than 15 years. But he isn’t going very far. His new office is about ten yards away from his current place of work. Kevin, (38), has been

Former regionals man set for two-year Vietnam adventure

Former regional press journalist Steve Jackson is quitting his PR firm and home in Newcastle to become a fundraiser in Vietnam. Steve, (33), who began his career at the Gateshead Post before becoming a Homemaker writer with The Journal, has

New role for Butterfield

Former Lancashire Evening Telegraph editor Peter Butterfield has been appointed to the Calderstones NHS Trust. He was editor from 1985 to 2000 and has since worked as a lecturer in journalism at Edge Hill College in Ormskirk. He is also

College role for former Lancs Evening Telegraph editor

Former Lancashire Evening Telegraph editor Peter Butterfield has taken on a new role at Edge Hill College of Higher Education. Peter retired from the East Lancashire-based daily paper on his 57th birthday in May last year. But he’s about to

Nicole moves up at the Argus

Nicole Garnon has been appointed assistant editor of the South Wales Argus. She has been news editor of the Newport-based evening paper for the past three years and has spent more than 13 years with the Argus. Nicole, 37, started

John puts up a Bookshelf

Award-winning journalist John Dean has set up a new children’s books website. It’s the latest twist in an eventful 20-year career in journalism which has seen John work for eight different regional titles before going it alone as a freelance

Long-serving editor bows out with faith in the future of newspapers

One of the longest editorships in the regional daily press ended yesterday when Peter Butterfield retired from the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. He had been in charge of the Blackburn-based Newsquest title for 15 years – a period he described as

Editor retires after 15 years

Home Secretary Jack Straw has paid a glowing tribute to Peter Butterfield, editor of the Lancashire Evening Telegraph, who has announced plans to retire at the end of May. Mr Butterfield, once of the longest-serving editors in the UK regional