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Shetland Weekly prepares for launch

A new weekly paper for Shetland will hit the streets in less than three weeks. Shetland Weekly, which is promising to reflect life across the islands in an “unmissable, modern format”, will be unveiled on March 24 after a year

Long-serving athletics writer dies at 69

Long-serving Huddersfield Daily Examiner athletics correspondent Granville Beckett has died aged 69. A great ambassador for the sport, he had also provided coverage as a freelance correspondent for the Yorkshire Post, Sheffield Star, Halifax Courier, York Evening Press and Bradford

Examiner's Malcolm says farewell after 20 years

Malcolm Robertshaw has said farewell to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner after 20 years at the paper. The senior journalist had edited the Examiner’s popular Drivetime and Property supplements as well as the Weekly News, before deciding to retire. He said:

News in brief

A letter published in the Halifax Evening Courier more than 140 years ago has been used as the basis of a new novel which denies that Emily Bronte was the author of Wuthering Heights and that instead it was her

Egg donation plea shows the power of the press

Growing interest in the process of egg donation to help childless couples was highlighted when the Halifax Courier carried an appeal for Sharon and Gary Rushforth. They had endured six years of unsuccessful fertility treatment and got in touch with

Editor to stand down after 15 years

Edward Riley, editor of the Halifax Evening Courier for the past 15 years, is to stand down. The 61-year-old has said that after more than 40 years in local journalism he has decided to take life a little easier. His

Death of a Princess

Page 2 of 2 Editor Steve Hall said: “Two of our editions had already gone by the time the announcement was made. “We immediately stopped the run and did a page one and inside spread ready to go inside an

Teen hooligans named thanks to Courier

A legal application by the Halifax Courier has led to the identity of two teenage hooligans being revealed in print. The paper was keen to report on a pair of youngsters, aged 14 and 15, who were both given anti-social

Say "No" to extra charges

The Halifax Courier is leading a campaign for locals to say “no” to extra parking charges. A new parking plan for Calderdale will bring higher charges and put an end to free parking. The paper raged: “Motorists in Calderdale don’t

Courier appeal nears target

An appeal to equip a Yorkshire cancer care unit is just £25,000 away from its £800,000 target. The Halifax Courier has been co-ordinating the appeal, which will help day care cancer patients to get treatment locally instead of having to

Courier closing in on target

A Halifax hospital is moving closer to equipping its new cancer unit – thanks to an Evening Courier appeal. The Macmillan cancer unit appeal is now only £75,000 short of its £800,000 target, which will enable the newly-opened Calderdale Royal

Toilet decision goes downthe pan

A newspaper’s call to re-open public toilets in Calderdale has won support from the local council – which had reversed its decision to slash the facilities. The Halifax Courier campaign was backed from the National Trust, walkers and local traders.

Paper's fury at merger decision

The Halifax Courier has blasted the chief executive of the Halifax on the announcement of a £28m merger with the Royal Bank of Scotland. The merger means the Halifax HQ will now relocate to Edinburgh with the expected loss of

Johnston performing 'better than expected'

The circulations of weekly newspapers owned by Johnston Press have continued to rise over the past six months, according to the publisher. The increase is in keeping with the trend of the past seven years, and there were also marked

Johnston Press signals intent as revenue and profits rise

Johnston Press has announced its results for the year, and signalled its intention to expand. The regional press publisher, which owns 241 local newspapers and runs 160 community websites, recorded a 15 per cent increase in turnover, which rose to