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A teenage asylum seeker threatened with deportation has won his bid to stay in the UK thanks to a campaign spear-headed by the Bournemouth Daily Echo. Thousands of readers got behind the campaign to let Andrei Bazanov stay after the

Pancake racers batter the opposition

Newspaper staff battered the opposition as they took to the streets around Norfolk to do battle in their annual Shrove Tuesday pancake races. Publishing group Archant puts a number of teams up around its east coast patch every year. A

Page 3 girls create a stir in Lowestoft

The Lowestoft Journal has been brightening up summer for its readers with a series of ‘Page 3 girls’ to promote a charity calendar. Each week the paper is featuring pictures of daring women who have stripped down to the bare

Journal team make a splash

Staff at the Lowestoft Journal helped boost fundraising efforts for a new community football centre in the town when they donned their trunks to take part in a swimathon. Editor Russell Cook teamed up with the paper’s field sales representatives

New edition boosts distribution for free sheet

Archant Norfolk has boosted its editions with the creation of an 8,000-run Watton and Swaffham Times. The free distribution paper is now a sister-paper to the main Thetford and Brandon Times, which is distributed to around 15,000 homes. Both papers

Archant Norfolk adds extra dimension to weekly series

Archant Norfolk’s weekly newspaper titles have added new editions following a major research project to further meet the needs of people living in and around Norfolk market towns. They now produce 14 different front pages every week. Called Project Boundary,

It's a knockout!

Staff at the Archant-owned Lowestoft Journal proved they were game for a laugh when they took part in an It’s A Knockout competition as part of a local carnival. Editor Russell Cook led a team of ten eager newspaper men

Russian journalist gets a taste of regional press

A Russian journalist has been getting a unique insight into the UK regional press, with a visit to publishing company Archant. Elena Yushkova, (39), who works at the Russian North Newspaper, has been shadowing the work of journalists and advertising

Jumbo tabloid gets ready for launch

A new all-colour tabloid weekly paper is being launched by Archant Norfolk. Samples of The Jumbo, the only free ads paper to concentrate just on Norfolk, are set to be distributed to almost a quarter of a million newspaper readers

New look for Norfolk weekly

The Lowestoft Journal has been given a bright new look as part of a project to redesign and relaunch a number of weekly titles published by Archant. The newspaper group plans to revamp all of its titles in its Norfolk

Reporter takes on prestigious town role

Lowestoft Journal chief reporter Terry Reeve has been installed as the new Town Reeve of his home town of Bungay. The town is the only place in the UK still retaining the office of Town Reeve and Terry (pictured) previously

Journal returns to centre

The Lowestoft Journal has made a return to the town centre with a move to a new office. The newspaper had been based just outside the centre – at Waveney Chambers – since 1997, and before that had been on

Presses roll at Ipswich

The presses have started rolling on a new £1.5m press extension at the Evening Star, Ipswich. The facility was opened by the Mayor of Ipswich who also unveiled a gold plaque to mark the installation of the new unit. The

Terry's 40 years with newspaper group

Archant Norfolk’s longest serving member of editorial staff is celebrating 40 years of continuous service with the company. Terry Reeve (pictured), now chief reporter on the Lowestoft Journal, first joined the group in 1962. Terry, (59), said: “I joined straight

Press arrives in East Anglia

Work is being carried out at the Ipswich Evening Star to prepare for the installation of 45 ton of new equipment, which will double the paper’s colour page printing capability. The press is expected to be completed by September in