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40m adults a week read local newspapers: Latest ABCs

Local newspaper readership has grown to 40m adults every week, according to new figures issued by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The latest figures for July-December 2003 show the fastest-growing UK regional paid-for weekly is the Mansfield CHAD, adding 28.4

'Crucial role for a fair media'- Howard

Conservative leader and Kent MP Michael Howard has told journalists that the Hutton report must not deflect the media from calling politicians to account and investigating stories of public interest. Speaking at the Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist Of The Year

A dozen new free papers launched by Tindle

One of the biggest launches seen in the UK regional press industry will bring a series of 12 monthly community newspapers created by Tindle Newspapers. The company says they will be full of very local parish-pump news, features, photographs and

Secrecy beefs up role of the press

Increased secrecy in the UK’s local government system means the role of newspapers and the media is more important than ever before, the Society of Editors annual conference heard. Paul Francis, political correspondent for the Kent Messenger Group, told the

Increased sales for half of all regional press titles

The regional press now sells and distributes 70m newspapers every week, to an audience of around 40m people, according to the latest ABC figures. Almost half (48 per cent) of all regional newspapers under ABC membership have increased sales between

Weeklies perform well on circulation

The latest ABC figures show that half of all regional press titles under its membership have increased circulation over the past year, the weeklies showing the strongest progress. Top performers among the weeklies were the St Albans Observer Series (+42.19

Police honour for KM's Ron Green

Managing editor is recognised for his role in devising scheme for youngsters who make a difference

Online papers could be in line for prizes

Several regional newspapers are set to compete against the national press in the web-based categories of the 2004 Newspaper Awards. Following last week’s announcement of the print nominees, the shortlists for the final two categories of Best Daily Newspaper on

Courier's Trisha is named Kent Journalist of the Year

Kent & Sussex Courier chief reporter Trisha Fermor has been named Kent Journalist of the Year. The journalist scooped the top honour at this year’s Shepherd Neame Kent Journalist of the Year Awards where the best of the county’s journalists

Holdthefrontpage scoops top industry award

Holdthefrontpage has been named Best Niche Internet Site (Commercial) at the Newspaper Society New Media Awards 2003. We received the award at a gala dinner in London last night from Northcliffe Newspapers managing director Kevin Beatty and John Robertson, president

Regional Press Awards winners announced

The Western Daily Press was a four-times winner at the Regional Press Awards 2003. The paper impressed the judges to scoop Community Campaign of the Year, Photographer of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year, as well as the

Evening Post named best regional

The Reading Evening Post has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the 2003 Newspaper Awards. The event recognises production and editorial excellence, and saw many regional publishers and titles competing against their national rivals. The Evening Post’s accolade