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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

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

Journalists on strike "until further notice"

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles have begun a third round of strike action in a dispute over pay – this time with no date set to return to work. Members at the Bolton Evening

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,

MPs sign up to support striking journalists

Editorial staff involved in a dispute over pay are receiving support from MPs who have signed an Early Day Motion in parliament. Members of the National Union of Journalists at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles have already held two days

Strike action due to begin today

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest’s Bolton and Bury titles were today due to begin strike action in a dispute over pay. Members at the Bolton Evening News, Bolton Journal, Bury Times, Bury Journal, Leigh Journal, Prestwich & Whitefield

Sven look-a-like prepares for TV sporting double

A photographer from the Leigh Journal, who bears more than a passing resemblance to Sven Goran is preparing for an on-screen sporting double. Photographer Colin Lyne, who has already appeared on Channel Four’s Big Breakfast, will begin filming for a

Journal praise from the corridors of power

Local dignitaries have been paying tribute to the Leigh Journal as it celebrates its first birthday. The 20p paper which is published every Friday is exactly one year old – and has clearly been hitting the spot with the community

The man in the mirror

A photographer from the Leigh Journal has been getting a lot of funny looks lately. Colin Lyne has found he bears a striking similarity to new England soccer manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. Sven and Colin – or is it the other

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during July, August & September 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff,