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Press Gazette award winners

Winners of the Press Gazette Regional Press Awards have received their prizes from former Coventry Evening Telegraph journalist Dermot Murnaghan – who now presents ITV’s nightly news. The top prize of Newspaper of the Year, sponsored by National Savings, was

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Paper's poignant event sees islanders stand side by side

The Jersey Evening Post and the island of Jersey have demonstrated their support for the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster in a very visual way. Five thoudand people from the island stood ‘Side by Side’ at the weekend, to

New MD for island publisher

Paul Carter has been appointed managing director of the Guernsey Press Ltd, publishers of the Guernsey Press and Star. Previously deputy managing director of the Guernsey Press, his appointment follows a reorganisation of parent group Guiton’s publishing interests into a

Island's only weekly paper closes

Jersey’s only weekly newspaper has ceased publication. The free Jersey Metro had been produced by the Guiton Group, which also publishes the Jersey Evening Post, but had not attracted enough interest from advertisers. JEP managing director Jerry Ramsden said: “The

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A new Superman story written by John Cleese, where the superhero grows up in Cleese’s home town of Weston-super-Mare rather than Smallville, raises the idea that the character may have worked on the Weston and Somerset Mercury… instead of the

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A complaint against Gloucestershire Media over its use of competitor data in its media pack for advertisers has been upheld by ABC.Marketing material from the Northcliffe company was found to quote an incorrect audit period for the Cheltenham Independent and

New owner for island titles

The Jersey Evening Post and Guernsey Press and Star have a new owner, after a bid by newspaper publisher the Claverley Company was declared unconditional. The family-owned Claverley Company, which publishes the Shropshire Star and the Express & Star in

£50m Guiton Group takeover bid is launched

The owner of the Shropshire Star and the Express & Star in Wolverhampton has launched a £50m takeover bid for the Guiton Group, the parent company of the Jersey Evening Post and Guernsey Press and Star. The bid by the

Senior court role for former ex-journalist

A former editor of the Jersey Evening Post has become a Lieutenant-Bailiff of the Royal Court. Mike Rumfitt has been a Jurat – a lay member of the judiciary – since November 1991, and now as a Lieut-Bailiff has taken

New island weekly is launched

A new free newspaper has been launched in Jersey, giving the island its only weekly title. The Jersey Metro is being published by the Guiton Group, which also publishes the Jersey Evening Post, and is in direct response to the

Phone firm made 2,000 per cent error in newspaper poll

A phone company error in a newspaper phone poll indicated almost one in four of the population may have called to register their view. Jersey Telecom counted the number of seconds of call time rather than the number of calls

Veteran journalists rewarded in Queen's birthday honours

Mervyn Dane, a former editor of The Impartial Reporter, has received an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. The 74-year-old, who retired in 1994 after almost 50 years at the newspaper, received the award for his services to journalism. Mervyn

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A newspaper’s quiz compiler is to get his chance at the big one – on TV’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire?Bob Ginger, who writes the crosswords for the Bucks Free Press, is keeping quiet about the outcome of his