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Devon titles get online

Readers of the Sidmouth Herald, Midweek Herald, Exmouth Herald and the Exmouth Journal can now check out the latest editions of the papers online following the launch of four new websites by publisher Archant. The move means that all of

Death of former newspaper chief

Former newspaper chief William Gibbs has died. The 71-year-old had been managing director and chairman of Home Counties Newspapers, which published 26 weekly titles across Greater London and the Home Counties, including the Hampstead & Highgate Express, the Herts Advertiser

16,000km in a Daewoo made for two…

Former regional press man Richard Meredith is to brave the risk of earthquake, SARS and political unrest to drive from Luton to South Korea. He is teaming up with graduate Phil McNerney for the 16,000km trip, which will raise funds

"Loyal and determined" former news boss has died

The former chief executive of Home Counties Newspapers, Bill Coppen-Gardner, has died after a long illness, aged 67. He joined the company in 1989 as managing director, was appointed to the board and went on to become chief executive. It

Sponsorship deal for Advertiser

With the new football season just days away, the Herts Advertiser has announced a sponsorship deal with the fastest-growing Sunday football league in the area. The Verulam & District Sunday Football League, which begins in September, has received £1,000 in

Meet Duncan "Ace" Jackson…

A sports reporter from the Herts Advertiser has turned flying ace after taking up the offer of a stunt plane flight with the Yakovlev Display Team. The tiny stunt planes were originally used by the Russian air force to train

Editor makes the news

Editorial staff have paid tribute to their long-serving editor who is retiring at 62. Dave Low was at the helm of the Hoddesdon & Broxbourne and Cheshunt & Waltham editions of the Mercury newspaper group. Staff paid tribute to the

Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000

The Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000 were announced at a gala dinner in Newcastle after the Weekly Newspaper Conference. Here is the full list: Best advertisement feature – Paid-for weekly newspapers Winner: Somerset County Gazette Highly Commended: Luton News/Dunstable

Eight out of ten read the Advertiser

A Hertfordshire weekly is read by eight out of ten people in its circulation area, according to research by the local authority. When people were quizzed on which local newspaper they read, an overwhelming 78 per cent – almost eight

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

HoldtheFrontPage scoops top media award – again!

HoldtheFrontPage has been named Best Niche Internet Site (Commercial) for the second year running. At the Newspaper Society Digital Media Awards ceremony in Manchester, which saw 21 nominees fight it out for nine prizes, the judges praised our consistency, commenting

HoldtheFrontPage in line for digital media gong

HoldtheFrontPage is among the nominees for this year’s Newspaper Society Digital Media Awards. Your favourite journalism website has once again made the shortlist for the prestigious event, which recognises the best digital media initiatives from the industry. We have been

Archant award winners roll of honour

This is the full list of Archant Awards 2003 winners and finalists Journalist of the YearWinner: Mark Nicholls, EDP, Archant Norfolk, Finalists: Alex Gore, Evening News, Archant Norfolk; Danielle Nuttall, EADT, Archant Suffolk; Grant Sherlock, Ilford Recorder, Archant East London