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Newsquest awards shortlist revealed

Darlington is up against Swindon and York in the battle to be named Newsquest Daily Newspaper of the Year. The Northern Echo, edited by Peter Barron, hopes to crown a year in which it was named best daily newspaper in

Trainee of the year announced

An Oxford Mail reporter has been named Trainee Journalist of the Year by Darlington College of Technology. Alison Bartlett, (23), scored top marks in all four exams for her National Council for the Training of Journalists National certificate Examination. Alison

Advertiser names its man

Mark Waldron is to become the new editor of the Swindon Evening Advertiser. Currently deputy editor of the South Wales Echo in Cardiff, he will succeed Simon O’Neill, who left to become editor of the Oxford Mail in February. The

New Oxford Mail editor is announced

Simon O’Neill is to become the new editor of the Oxford Mail following the retirement of Jim McClure. Currently editor of Swindon’s Evening Advertiser, as well as group editor for Newsquest Wiltshire, he will take up his new post on

Farewell to 'Gentleman Jim'

The final curtain has come down on one of the most illustrious journalism careers in Newsquest’s history with the retirement of the Oxford Mail’s editor Jim McClure. Jim first joined the paper 37 years ago as a sub-editor and is

Mail editor to retire after a lifetime in journalism

Oxford Mail editor Jim McClure is to retire at the end of this year. He has been in the hotseat since August 2000 and has resisted the temptation to work until his 65th birthday in October 2004. Jim (right) took

Mail appoints first woman news editor

The Oxford Mail has appointed its first woman news editor. Stephanie Preece, who was previously deputy news editor at the Oxford Mail, is the first woman to hold the post in the paper’s 74-year history. She succeeds John Chipperfield, who

Mail men on the move

Andy Chatfield has been appointed deputy editor of the Oxford Mail and Oxford Star. Andy, who is 37 and has held the post of assistant editor since September, will have responsibility for production and digital media, in addition to his

Mail in pioneering move with television news

A local television presenter is teaming up with the Oxford Mail in what is believed to be the first tie-up of its kind in the UK. Wesley Smith, from TV’s Central News, is teaming up with the Newsquest title to

Dennis returns to his roots

Dennis Johnstone has joined the Oxford Mail as deputy editor. He is returning to his roots after a decade in digital media, broadcasting, magazine publishing and strategic planning. “I’m really excited at the prospect of working with editor Jim McClure

McClure to put 'Oxford' into the Mail

Jim McClure has been appointed editor of the Oxford Mail, taking over from Pat Fleming. The appointment, which saw him move from the Oxford Times and Herald series, took effect on Tuesday. Mr McClure told HoldTheFrontPage he intends to make

Oxford titles raise the stakes in health improvement bid

Newsquest’s Oxfordshire titles are campaigning for a children’s hospital to be built in Oxford. The £20m hospital could be open by December 2005, and will offer specialist care for children as well as being a leading centre for paediatric research.