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Heart attack claims journalist's life

Burnley Express journalist Barry Ayrton has died. The 51-year-old, who had worked at the Express for the past eight years, suffered a heart attack. Barry was well-known in the town for his weekly Straight Talking column, and had previously worked

Journalists due to start "indefinite" strike in Bradford

Pay talks between management and staff at Newsquest Bradford have failed to reach a conclusion – and the journalists taking industrial action are due to start an “indefinite” strike at midnight on Sunday. The company says publication of its titles

'All options open' in long-running dispute

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles are considering all their options following talks between NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear and company management. Members at the Bolton Evening News, Bolton Journal, Bury Times, Bury Journal, Leigh

Bolton walkout continues as talks fail to find resolution

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles have entered a third week of strike action after talks with company management failed to find a resolution. Members at the Bolton Evening News, Bolton Journal, Bury Times, Bury

Call for NUJ members to "see sense"

Management at Newsquest in Bradford have urged National Union of Journalists members to see sense after spending almost a month out on strike so far this year. NUJ members at the Telegraph & Argus, Keighley News, Ilkley Gazette, Craven Herald

New strike days planned to hit local elections

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest in Bradford have named two new strike dates – as their latest round of industrial action over pay comes to an end. Members at the Telegraph & Argus, Keighley News, Ilkley Gazette, Craven

MP's intervention in dispute is criticised by editor

The editor of the Telegraph & Argus in Bradford has criticised an MP who tabled an early day motion in support of journalists taking industrial action. Perry Austin-Clarke said Bradford North MP Terry Rooney had not been in touch with

12-day strike by journalists due to start

Union members at a Yorkshire newspaper company were today due to walk out for a 12-day stoppage over pay after rejecting a two per cent offer from the management. Editorial staff, who are part of the National Union of Journalists,

Bradford strike gets a mention in the Commons

Striking staff at Newsquest Bradford were back at work this week after completing a ten-day walkout. The National Union of Journalists, which is leading the dispute over pay, says seven new members joined during that time. The strike has also

Strikes draw to a close: Papers publish as planned

Two strikes at a series of newspapers in Lancashire and Yorkshire were drawing to a close today. Editorial staff at Newsquest’s Kendal centre were back at work after a four-day stoppage by National Union of Journalists members looking for an

Pay talks fail: Strike is on

Pay talks this week have failed to halt a planned walkout by NUJ staff, due to start on Monday at Newsquest’s Bradford and Kendal centres. In Bradford, where management has offered a two per cent increase, the strike is due

Journalists back at work after strike action

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest (Bradford) have returned to work following two days of strike action. Group offices in Bradford, Keighley, Shipley, Ilkley, Otley and Skipton were picketed as union members stayed away from their desks in the

Tributes paid to sub-editor

Tributes have been paid to Keighley News sub-editor Clive Pratt who died on Saturday. He had suffered a brain haemorrhage while celebrating his 49th birthday on Thursday and died in hospital. Clive had worked at the weekly Keighley News since

Religious role for former newsman

A former Bradford Telegraph and Argus reporter is to be honoured by the Church in recognition of his religious work. David Markham, (61), who retired from the paper in December, is one of four Honorary Canons who will be installed

Pay deal halts strike action

The pay dispute between Newsquest Bradford and the National Union of Journalists has been resolved with an across-the-board £500 pay rise. NUJ journalists – about half the total editorial staff of 90 – had carried out a half-day strike last

Strike action due to hit today

More than 50 members of the NUJ at Newsquest (Bradford) offices were today due to take strike action in protest at a 2.5 per cent pay offer. Group offices, including the Telegraph & Argus in central Bradford, the Keighley News