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Hereford Times wins secrecy battle over meetings

Controversial training sessions for Herefordshire Council members are to be opened up to the Hereford Times. After previous confusion, which resulted in a reporter being asked to leave a meeting, council leader Roger Phillips has now said he is happy

Reporter barred from meeting labelled a 'training exercise'

An editor has rounded on her local authority after a reporter was turned away from a council meeting set to discuss a critical issue facing thousands of voters. Hereford Times reporter Ian Morris was hoping to inform the public about

Major printworks investment by Newsquest

Newsquest has announced a major printworks investment to improve quality and reduce running costs at its Worcester plant. The development, which adds to its current capacity, will improve printing speed; give better colour and more colour options; allow higher pagination.

Invitations sent to 24 editors for Galway get-together

A host of prominent names from the British press – all linked by the Greenslade Bursary – will be brought together by the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. In 1977 the Society set up a scholarship in memory of

Success at the double for weekly

The Hereford Times is celebrating a double success. Within hours of the paper publishing a front-page article about Herefordshire Council’s decision to ban toy windmills from children’s graves in the city cemetery, the decision was reversed. After the council claimed

Key speakers address Newsquest conference

More than 100 senior Newsquest staff are attending this year’s Newsquest Editorial Conference & Awards at the Moat House Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon. The two-day event kicked off yesterday with an awards dinner where the cream of Newsquest journalism was honoured. It

How county weekly broke Rachel's Story

The story that shocked the nation – describing the death of a 21-year-old heroin addict – was broken by the regional press before it was picked up by the nationals. National media bombarded The Hereford Times with requests for information.

Editor to take up post

Steve Hughes, deputy editor of the East Anglian Daily Times, is about to take up his new job as editor-in-chief of the Newsquest-owned Bolton Evening News Group. Hughes, 45, has more than 20 years experience on regional papers. He began

Nick steps up to editor

Nick Howells, who is deputy editor of the Malvern Gazette & LedburyReporter, is to take over the editor’s chair. Nick takes the post after several years holding senior positions with otherpapers in the Midlands, including the Hereford Times and the

New editor takes the helm of the News

Editor Stewart Gilbert has taken over at the Worcester Evening News after several successful years editing its sister papers The Hereford Times and Ludlow/Tenbury Wells Advertiser. During his years in charge at the Hereford Times, the circulation, readership and pagination

Moves for two editors

Two senior editorial appointments have been announced by Newsquest in the Midlands. Liz Griffin, currently editor of Evesham Journal Series and Admag, has been appointed editor, Hereford Times and Ludlow & Tenbury Wells Advertisers, in succession to Stewart Gilbert who

When the editor threw an angry reader downstairs

The Hereford Times has celebrated its 171st birthday. Here it looks back at the man who founded the paper, Charles Anthony… The letter to the editor, published in the Hereford Times, was anonymous and an angry reader arrived at reception

"Indefatigable industry and the elucidation of truth"

The Hereford Times is celebrating 170 years – and a rising circulation. To mark the anniversary, editor Liz Griffin published a series of articles to explain more about its history, staff and readers. Here, we take a look at the

From village and town – with a 40-year-old typewriter

The Hereford Times is celebrating 170 years – and a rising circulation. To mark the anniversary, editor Liz Griffin published a series of articles to explain more about its history, staff and readers. This is the story of an unsung