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Mail scores sales success with junior sports offering

A new junior sports supplement has scored a sales success for the Hull Daily Mail and East Riding Mail. The twin Northcliffe titles have launched a 16-page Tuesday section, HotShots, devoted entirely to youth sport, and it is already proving

Former editor Peter Moore dies at 61

Former Grimsby Telegraph editor Peter Moore has died. He was 61. He had been ill for several months and died at Castle Hill hospital in Cottingham. The respected journalist (pictured) had worked in newspapers for four decades, and by the

Police chief says thank you to paper that fought for his job

The Hull Daily Mail has been thanked for supporting Humberside’s under-fire police chief. David Westwood was responding to the paper’s unwavering support during an unprecedented battle to save his job. Since Home Secretary David Blunkett ordered his suspension in June,

Mail's stance on police chief echoes public opinion

The editor of the Hull Daily Mail has applauded the reinstatement of suspended Humberside Chief Constable David Westwood. The paper, and its sister title, the East Riding Mail, led the calls for his reinstatement, claiming he was being singled out

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The Yorkshire Post has hit the airwaves to celebrate its 250th anniversary.Former Post reporter Sir Bernard Ingham appeared on BBC Radio 4 to talk about the paper, its history and its present day role, in an interview with Yorkshire-born presenter

Mail v Hull City AFC row ends with joint statement

A row between the Hull Daily Mail and Hull City football club appears to be over with the release of a joint statement from the two sides. The newspaper had been refused access to players and staff at the club

Mail rounds on racist thugs

The Hull Daily Mail is joining forces with Humberside Police and East Yorkshire Motor Services to crack down on anti-social behaviour on the road. Their get tough campaign follows an instance where four boys, aged from 12 to 14, were

Tigers' spat with local paper spills onto sports pages

A row has blown up between the Hull Daily Mail and Hull City football club, which has seen both sides arguing their point in public. The newspaper has been explaining to readers why there are no interviews with players or

Mail is "committed to publicity" on yobs

“There is no hiding place for anti-social people” – that’s the message being rammed home by the Hull Daily Mail. The paper is working with a Home Office partnership responsible for requesting anti-social behaviour orders from the courts. It has

New masthead marks changes at the Mail

The East Riding Mail has unveiled a fresh new look to differentiate it from its twin brand, the Hull Daily Mail. Changes to the design and typography of both newspapers have been introduced over the past few weeks, to make

Mail's move to reach new audience

The Hull Daily Mail is hoping to reach a new audience by giving away free copies of the newspaper to rail passengers. It is helping passengers travelling between London and Hull on Hull Trains to keep track of the region’s

Suspended chief exec seeks out editor

Hull City Council – officially one of Britain’s worst councils – is the subject of controversy after its chief executive was suspended. Within hours of being escorted from his office, the chief executive Jim Brooks rang Hull Daily Mail editor

Mail hoping cash incentives will bring success

The Hull Daily Mail is offering cash rewards to schoolchildren in the city to encourage them to work harder towards their GCSE exams. The newspaper plans to give £200 to the headteachers of each of the city’s 15 secondary schools,

Mail and football club settle their differences

Journalists at the Hull Daily Mail will once again be able to interview Hull City AFC players after the two sides agreed to settle their differences. The newspaper and football club had been locked in a war of words after