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Editor Peter honoured for services to journalism

Peter Franzen, editor of the Eastern Daily Press since 1993, has been awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours list. The award is for his services to journalism during his career. In his 34 years with the company, he

New edition boosts distribution for free sheet

Archant Norfolk has boosted its editions with the creation of an 8,000-run Watton and Swaffham Times. The free distribution paper is now a sister-paper to the main Thetford and Brandon Times, which is distributed to around 15,000 homes. Both papers

Jumbo tabloid gets ready for launch

A new all-colour tabloid weekly paper is being launched by Archant Norfolk. Samples of The Jumbo, the only free ads paper to concentrate just on Norfolk, are set to be distributed to almost a quarter of a million newspaper readers

Anne returns to "grass roots"

With more than 30 years in journalism under her belt, Anne Edwards has returned to the “grass roots” of newspapers as the new editor of the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Anne, (49), has taken over from Martin Throssell who retired after

Retiring editor says goodbye

Martin Throssell, editor of the Great Yarmouth Mercury, has retired. He has spent more than 10 years at the helm of the Mercury, 36 years working for the Archant newspaper group, and 40 years in regional journalism. Martin began his

"Anyone can get news given to them on a plate"

Martin Throssell, editor of the Great Yarmouth Mercury, is leaving the paper after 10 years at the helm. Having spent 40 years in regional journalism he has decided to give up the busy world of newspapers and will leave the

Putting communities first

A move back into branch offices is paying dividends for Norfolk Publishing as reporters, receptionists and advertising staff are now at the heart of the communities they serve. A new office in Diss, where reporters from the Diss Mercury are

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

Editor picks up his OBE for the Palace

Eastern Daily Press editor Peter Franzen has collected his OBE from Buckingham Palace. The 57-year-old received the honour for services to journalism after working for Archant for more than 30 years. He attended the ceremony with his wife Kate and

Weekly Newspaper Awards – nominations announced

Page 1 of 2 The nominations for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2001 have been announced. The competition, open to all paid-for and free weekly newspapers in the UK in current membership of Newspaper Society marketing, is designed to