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Photographers' success at industry exams

Eighteen press photographers and photojournalists have been successful in the latest National Certificate Examinations. The National Council for the Training of Journalists has announced the results of the exams taken at Norton College in Sheffield earlier this month. Sixteen press

Retirements spark new appointment at Midlands titles

Andrew Punshon has been appointed group series editor of Coventry Newspapers. Previously deputy editor of the Hinckley Times, he is now responsible for the Hinckley Times and Bedworth Echo, both paid-for titles, and the free Hinckley Herald and Journal, Coventry

Weekly's staff are on an all time high!

Staff at The Hinckley Times are celebrating after hitting an all-time-high sales figure last week. It sold a record 19,949 copies – nearly 500 more than its previous best. Editor Paul Webb said sales were boosted by a popular My

Ancient role for former Times journalist

A former journalist has become only the second woman in 1,200 years to take up the post of High Sheriff of Leicestershire. Julien Birchall was officially nominated for the position at a ceremony at London’s High Court and takes over

Editor will miss the team spirit at weekly

Midlands editor Diane Chalmers is to leave the Hinckley Times after almost four years in the hot seat. Diane, who will be 49 next week, will leave the paper on June 7 after seeing through Hinckley’s jubilee celebrations, which she

Readers say "no" to supermarket development

A Hinckley councillor has claimed that the results of a local paper’s reader survey could stop a major supermarket chain from setting up shop in the town. The Hinckley Times received 560 survey forms from its readers concerned about the

Palace date for Ann

A former director of The Hinckley Times has been made an MBE by the Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Ann Jee is also an international squash player and has been involved in the sport for almost 50 years,