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Kent chief nominated for top role

Edwin Boorman, chairman and chief executive of Kent Messenger Group, has been put forward by the Newspaper Society’s Council as the society’s next vice-president. Subject to formal approval at the AGM in May, Edwin will succeed Alec Davidson as president

Chess nuts and James Last

Debbie Eales, of the Kent Messenger Group, had doubled her chances of winning a bumper box of luxuty chocolates in time for Christmas by sending us these two Christmas crackers. A group of chess grand masters have just returned to

Law conference to examine freedom of information

The Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC will give the keynote speech on Freedom of Information at the Law for Journalists conference tomorrow. The conference will examine a wide variety of legal problems faced by the media on a

Local press to provide forum for debate under FOI

Journalists on local newspapers will find that the rules behind releasing Freedom of Information data will help them to do their job, according to regional press man Paul Francis. Paul, who is political editor for the Kent Messenger Group, predicted

Top speakers announced for journalism law conference

A line-up of top speakers has been announced for the annual Law for Journalists conference which is to be held in London on November 26. Speakers will include Andrew Caldecott QC; John Battle, head of compliance at ITN; Marcus Partington,

Appeal by trainee overturns S39 anonymity order

Kentish Express trainee Louise Edwards claimed a victory in court this week by successfully challenging a section 39 order. Louise, (22), who started at the Kent Messenger Group-owned newspaper last December, challenged the order during the case of Rodney White,

Court victory for Express

The Kentish Express has won an important court victory for freedom of the press and its readers’ right to know. Jo Robertson, chief reporter of the Folkestone edition, stood up and addressed magistrates sitting at Folkestone youth court and asked