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Host of accolades picked up at Yorkshire Press Awards

The Yorkshire Press Awards saw a wide range of papers and reporters pick up prizes to acknowledge their hard work over the past 12 months. Here’s the complete list of winners and highly commended in each category: Newspaper of the

Yorkshire Post chooses its new deputy editor

Duncan Hamilton has been named as the new deputy editor of the Yorkshire Post. He replaces John Furbisher, who left to become editor at the Halifax Evening Courier. Duncan is currently assistant editor at the Nottingham Evening Post and his

New Courier editor to work for 'even greater success'

John Furbisher is to become the new editor at the Halifax Evening Courier. Currently acting editor at the Yorkshire Post, he will join the Courier this summer. He will succeed Edward Riley, who is retiring after 15 years in the

Reporter's legal challenge as law lecturer looks on

A reporter from the Halifax Evening Courier successfully challenged an order banning the naming of a young crime victim – while his former law lecturer looked on. Reporter Leigh Dowd (pictured) challenged a Section 39 order which had been imposed

Courier calls for asbestos inquiry

The Halifax Evening Courier is calling for a top-level inquiry into asbestos-related deaths at a Hebden Bridge factory. More than 700 people are estimated to have died after working at the former Cape Asbestos plant at Acre Mill, with many

MPs sign up to support booze culture battle

The Halifax Evening Courier has received the support of more than 25 MPs who have signed an Early Day Motion in Parliament. The Motion backs the paper’s campaign to tackle booze culture and put an end to ‘yob violence’ in

Courier calls time on booze culture

A campaign to tackle booze culture and put an end to ‘yob violence’ in Calderdale has been launched by the Halifax Evening Courier. An investigation by the paper has shown binge drinking, encouraged by ‘drink until you drop’ offers in

Design change follows content overhaul for Courier

A new-look Halifax Evening Courier is set to hit the streets next week, with a “cleaner, brighter and more uniform” design. The changes follow a gradual revamp of the broadsheet’s content, which began when editor John Furbisher joined the paper