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TV date for editor Melody

Editor Melody Ryall joined a host of big name broadcasters and journalists invited to appear on a popular television chat show. Melody, of the Kentish Times/Gravesend Reporter Group, joined Private Eye founder and editor of The Oldie, satirist Richard Ingrams,

Transfer of eight titles refused: 13 given go-ahead

The sale of 13 London weekly newspapers to Newsquest has been approved by the Competition Commission. But eight other Independent News & Media titles were refused permission to sell up because of fears over a loss of competition in advertising

Northcliffe query over London weeklies

Northcliffe Newspapers could be about to table a rival bid for 27 weekly papers around London. The company has asked for Government advice on whether it could buy the titles from Independent News & Media. They are the newspapers that

Views sought in £60m newspapers purchase

The Government is seeking views on the planned purchase of 29 paid-for and 16 free weekly London newspapers by Newsquest from Independent News & Media. The £60m sale would have to be approved by the Secretary of State for Trade

KMG journos sweep awards list

Kent Messenger Group reporters swept the board in the county’s premier journalism awards. Paul Francis, the group’s political correspondent, was named Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the Year at an award ceremony in Faversham and won £250 and a silver