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Self-regulation works, says Elliott

Former regional newspaper editor Geoff Elliott has told how he believes self-regulation of the press works – while statutory regulation would only threaten its freedom. As head of the department of journalism at the University of Central Lancashire, Geoff told

UK regional press campaigns

Fighting injustice and pulling in cash Regional newspapers across the UK are demonstrating their campaigning zeal on issues ranging from the state of playground swings to the allocation of Government cash. One of the most vigorous campaigns has been waged

Scaring off trick-or-treaters

The Kent Messenger has printed a poster to help its readers deter unwanted trick or treaters this Halloween. The half-page poster, printed on page 19, said ‘no trick or treat, thank you’ in 140 point red caps and carried the

Reporter's planning evidence sways landmark decision

A white horse will be carved into the chalk hillside above a seaside town thanks to pressure from a weekly newspaper – and one of its senior reporters. The Folkestone edition of the Kentish Express chalked up the victory after

Latest circulation figures highlight strong performers

New figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations show a number of successes among regional titles. Smaller daily titles have performed particularly well, and while some larger titles have been affected by the reduction in bulk sales, a number of

Base sale growth main feature in latest ABCs

Latest circulation figures show that almost all regional newspapers are “actively purchased”, with figures no longer taking into account bulk drops and free copies. The Audit Bureau Circulations data for January to June this year shows that 80 per cent

New weekly ready for launch in Bromley

A new free title – the KM Bromley Extra – is being launched this month. The Kent Messenger Group title will reach 100,000 homes in the borough of Bromley from August 17, following a 16-page ‘trailer’ version next week. Editor