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Ex-pat reporters tell of SARS worry

Two former regional press journalists have told of their first-hand experiences in the far east of the mysterious SARS virus. The respiratory illness has struck hundreds of people since it was first reported in Hong Kong and has now claimed

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A long-running newspaper campaign has scored another success with cannabis and pills worth more than £1,200 being seized at a house in Fraserborough, Scotland, after a tip-off to police from a member of the public.It is the latest success in

Editor's grasp of language and heritage was key

An editor who worked tirelessly to ensure an island’s native language would not be lost had died, aged 84. Max Lucas, former editor of the Jersey Evening Post, was also a leading authority on Jersey Norman-French – Jèrriais – and

Qatar case goes online

In-depth details of an evening newspaper’s year-long battle to lift reporting restrictions on a multi-million pound civil court case can now be found in a specially-created section of its website. The Jersey Evening Post last week persuaded a court to

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Tamworth Herald staff have been shedding their inhibitions to pose naked for a charity calendar.Sadly, none of the editorial staff were brave enough to join in though – it is made up of snaps of the motors sales team, who

Death of a 'great character'

A veteran journalist who was a household TV name before turning his skills to newspapers has died, aged 69. Jersey Evening Post columnist Gordon Young retired as a feature writer at the newspaper in 1997 but continued to write a

5,500 in island police poll

Almost 5,500 Jersey Evening Post readers have taken part in a poll on plans to draft in 60 riot police from Scotland for next month’s anti-capitalism rally. The topic has brought the biggest-ever response to an Evening Post phone poll.

What are you doing this weekend?

What are you doing this weekend? by Leigh Petters of the Jersey Evening Post Leaving his comfortable office behind, Leigh Petters, deputy news editor of the Jersey Evening Post joined the island’s Territorial Army Unit on weekend manoeuvres. Apart from

'Fantastic' Journal named Regional Newspaper of the Year

The Journal, Newcastle, was named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the UK newspaper industry’s biggest gathering. A record 900-plus industry executives, suppliers, sponsors and guests attended the 2000 Awards – recognising excellence in newspaper production – in the Great

Spanish seal off Rock in fishing dispute

PA headline horror By HoldTheFrontPage staff From Rob Shipley, at the Jersey Evening Post, comes the following headline horror story: On Saturdays we put the paper out early and therefore rely on acamera-ready world news page made up for us

Media ban on defendant's ID overturned

A reporter who stood up in court to challenge a media ban on naming the defendant has won the right to publish. Carl Walker questioned Jersey magistrates about their decision to place a blanket ban on identifying a woman who

Evening paper's Qatar battle over

An Arab leader has dropped his appeal against the lifting of reporting restrictions on a case concerning arms cash deposits by the Middle Eastern state of Qatar. In December the Jersey Evening Post won a battle to persuade the Royal

Press freedom case success for Post

An evening newspaper has persuaded a court to lift reporting restrictions on a case concerning arms cash deposits by the Middle Eastern state of Qatar. Jersey’s Royal Court has agreed to lift its ban on reporting a case in which

Paper wins right to challenge reporting restrictions

The Jersey Evening Post has won the right to challenge the secrecy surrounding a multi-million pound civil court case involving the state of Qatar. The Post is arguing for the lifting, in the interests of open justice, of reporting restrictions

Part of press freedom case is held in private

A newspaper that won the right to challenge the secrecy surrounding a multi-million pound civil court case has been temporarily barred from its own application hearing. The Jersey Evening Post is arguing for the lifting, in the interests of open

Paper fights to print details of multi-million pound case

A legal fight has been launched by an evening paper to challenge the secrecy surrounding a multi-million pound civil court case involving the state of Qatar. The Jersey Evening Post is arguing for the lifting of reporting restrictions in the