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The National Union of Journalists has been cleared of any deliberate act after a disabled delegate at its 2000 conference claimed the union had tried to poison her and had committed substantial acts of discrimination.The union was ordered to pay

Three weeklies snapped up by Scottish publisher

The Dunfermline Press group has bought three Scottish weeklies for an undisclosed fee. The East Lothian Courier, which covers Haddington, the Galashiels-based Border Telegraph and its sister paper the Peeblesshire News, comprised the last family-owned weekly group in the Borders

Race against time as reporters make hospital dash

The Greenock Telegraph has taken to the streets to show why proposed cuts to hospital services should be scrapped. Plans have been put forward to downgrade Inverclyde Royal Hospital, which would see many locals facing a journey to Paisley, so

Telegraph staff welcome Martin as new editor

Staff at the Greenock Telegraph have welcomed new editor Martin Biddle who has taken charge of the paper this week. He joins the Telegraph from his previous position of editor of its sister title the Slough and Windsor Observer. Martin,

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Sixteen-year-old schoolgirl Liz Williams won a top prize in a national political journalism contest, after taking a few tips from Reading Evening Post editor Andy Murrill.She submitted her item to the Citizenship Foundation in the form of an Evening Post

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The Newspaper Society has responded to the European parliament over plans for the Working Time directive for a maximum 48 hour working week, and opt-out clauses for certain industries.It said that the flexibility allowed by the opt-out was essential for

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Dunfirmline Press has reported a jump in full-year profits of 71 per cent, reaching £1.996m, compared with £1.16m a year earlier.The company publishes six regional newspapers, while its subsidiary, Clyde and Forth Press, owns 14 titles, including the Greenock Telegraph.

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Changes to a European directive to protect and encourage legitimate financial journalism could be implemented next year after being ratified by the European Parliament. The Market Abuse Directive, to eliminate insider dealing and market manipulation, means journalists may have to

Readers thanked for shaping Parliamentary bill

Readers of a daily newspaper have had their say on how new legislation should operate. The Greenock Telegraph gathered evidence of anti-social behaviour in a bid to help crack down on crime in Inverclyde. What readers had to say provided

56,642 voices are heard thanks to the Telegraph

The Greenock Telegraph has taken its fight against the proposed downgrading of a local hospital to the health bosses charged with deciding its future. The newspaper has been fighting the cuts since plans to withdraw accident and emergency and major

Fresh cutbacks threat sparks new Telegraph fight

The Greenock Telegraph is again fighting to save local health services after cutback proposals were announced for two local hospitals. More than 15,000 Telegraph readers have signed a petition against plans which could see the closure of Ravenscraig Hospital and

Telegraph fight ends in defeat despite tireless campaign

The Greenock Telegraph’s fight against cutbacks to a local maternity unit has ended in defeat, with the announcement that it is to be permanently downgraded. The newspaper had fought a tireless campaign to keep Rankin Maternity Unit consultant-led but despite

Telegraph vows to fight for local health cause

The Greenock Telegraph has vowed to continue the fight against cutbacks to a local maternity unit. The paper’s campaign to keep the Rankin Maternity Unit as a consultant-led rather than midwife-led centre has sparked the support of almost 3,000 readers.