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Mike is named deputy editor

Mike Pennock has been appointed deputy editor of the Ipswich Evening Star. He moves from his previous role as deputy editor (production) at the Archant-owned title and will oversee the paper’s content-gathering operation, boosting the local news reporting across each

News in brief

The UK business community thinks that the regional press is the most useful media for local business news, according to a survey by The Newspaper Society.More than a third believe that regional papers have their finger on the pulse of

Eight jobs to go at Suffolk titles

Eight posts are to go at publishing company Archant. Archant Suffolk, the part of the company affected, says progress with content – and new technology – means that fewer people are needed to produce its titles. The company, which publishes

More press trips to the Gulf are announced

More regional press journalists will travel to the Gulf as part of the Regional Press Corps, a facility organised by The Newspaper Society. The trips are being organised for the run-up to Christmas, to give the UK regional press the

Up, down, round and around…

Reporter Jo Macdonald enjoyed a new perspective on life in East Anglia – when she took to the controls of a light aircraft to be put through her paces above a patchwork of fields. But she was to see the

Star archives will be new resource

Archives from the Ipswich Evening Star are being made available online to schools throughout Suffolk. The scheme is supported by Eduzone websites who encourage national curriculum teaching of local history by tapping into newspaper coverage down the years. Three similar

News in brief

A Warrington comedian and compere who wrote a column for the Warrington Guardian for more than 10 years has died aged 71.Peter Robinson, who appeared on stage all over the world, wrote entertainment news for the paper as Peter Douglas.

News in brief

A convicted killer due to appeal against his conviction has spoken exclusively to the daily Echo in Bournemouth about a “serious miscarriage of justice”.John Allen was jailed for life for the murder of his wife and two children, and set

New title hits the streets of Suffolk

A new monthly magazine has hit the streets, published by Archant Suffolk. Targeting the over 50s in the county, the new publication, called Let’s Talk!, will be edited by former Ipswich Evening Star assistant editor, Anne Gould. The title’s launch

Regional press staff fly to Middle East

Six regional newspapers have sent reporters to the Middle East to cover the expected conflict in Iraq. Several military units requested that their local newspaper should be positioned with them in any forthcoming conflict, including The Portsmouth News, and its

Regional newspapers' war correspondents prepare to fly

Nine editorial staff from the regional press will travel to the Gulf with the Ministry of Defence in the event of war breaking out with Iraq. The seven reporters and two photographers would travel as war correspondents and have been

Paper puts up £1,000 for murder case DNA test

The Ipswich Evening Star has offered to pay for forensic testing of evidence that could help catch a killer. A sample of vomit found on the body of Karen Hales in 1993 has not been DNA-tested for at least three

Post puts readers in picture

The Bristol Evening Post has launched a new online picture service for its readers. A new website allows readers to order pictures which have appeared in the paper. The site will also contain images taken by Evening Post photographers that

Press arrives in East Anglia

Work is being carried out at the Ipswich Evening Star to prepare for the installation of 45 ton of new equipment, which will double the paper’s colour page printing capability. The press is expected to be completed by September in

Regional editors decide on Queen Mother coverage

The death of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, announced on Saturday justbefore 6pm, left regional editors with a key decision to make. Should they recall staff to the office there and then to produce an extraSunday edition to compete with

Star gains national publicity for dramatic rescue pictures

Dramatic rescue pictures by Ipswich Evening Star photographer Andy Hendry were plastered across the national press yesterday. The nationals clamoured to use photos of two boys who were inches from death when they were dragged from mud in a tense