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NCE success for 55 per cent of candidates

A 55 per cent pass rate in the Spring 2003 National Certificate Examination means that 156 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 286 candidtates sat the NCE in April at 16 centres across the UK. The candidates who

Long-serving sports editor retires

Long-serving sports editor Ray Tucker has retired after 34 years with the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press. Colleagues past and present, together with Ray’s family, gathered to mark the occasion at a party at The Woodlands Hotel in Spalding.

Five-week strike is over

More than five weeks of strike action by journalists has come to an end with agreement over pay and conditions. The National Union of Journalists has negotiated a recognition and procedures agreement for staff at Welland Valley Newspapers and also

Strike action set to enter sixth week

Strike action which has been running since June 1 looks set to continue into a sixth week, it emerged today. The National Union of Journalists is in dispute over pay with the owners of the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free

Strike could escalate to 20-day stoppage

A dispute over pay at a bi-weekly newspaper could escalate into a 20-day stoppage. The National Union of Journalists, which is in dispute with the owners of the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press, has given notice of a second

Planned strike is called off: Sides agree to talk

A planned strike by National Union of Journalists members at Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd has been averted. Union members at the company had voted to hold a 48-hour strike over pay on Wednesday and Thursday June 26 and 27.

Ten-day strike announced

Picket lines will be back in place in Spalding on Saturday as journalists in dispute over pay launch their third lot of strike action. The second five-day strike at the Spalding Guardian and Lincolnshire Free Press ended yesterday. But with

Former journalist dies at 100

Former Nottingham Evening Post journalist Frank Slaughter has died at the age of 100. He died at the Newspaper Press Fund Home in Dorking, Surrey, after suffering a pneumonia-related heart attack. As a child Frank dreamed of becoming a reporter,

Johnston snaps up Lincolnshire titles

Johnston Press has increased its portfolio in the East Midlands with the purchase of four weekly titles from Mortons Media. The titles include the Horncastle News series, the Louth Leader series, the Skegness News and the Market Rasen Mail. All

A career in the local press

Frank Slaughter is more qualified than most to comment on the local press. Born in 1901, he has seen massive changes in the industry over the course of his life. But one thing has remained the same throughout – Frank’s

Lookalike fun in Spalding

For some people their face is their fortune. For others it’s a meal ticket – and some just need punching. But readers of the Spalding Guardian have been treated to some lookalikes of the rich and famous on their pages.