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Popular strip on public display

The creator of a comic strip which appears in a Norfolk weekly newspaper has been driven to the brink of insanity trying to prepare for the cartoon’s first public appearance. Skip and Horrie first appeared in the Lynn News four

Newspaper fined over asbestos scare

The Lynn News has been fined almost £7,000 for exposing its staff to asbestos while air conditioning work was carried out at its King’s Lynn offices. The paper’s parent company Anglia Newspapers pleaded guilty to three charges under health and

Rape fear sparks attack alarm surge

More than 250 Lynn News readers have brought personal attack alarms from the newspaper’s offices after it stocked up following a rape in the town. Several other women have come forward to say they were approached by a serial sex

Publishing director David told: This Is Your Life

Lynn News publishing director David Dixon was surprised by his colleagues and friends with a This Is Your Life-style event to mark his 25 years in the newspaper industry. Faces from the past turned up to pay tribute to David,

New look for Norfolk web site

The Lynn News web site is about to get a facelift. More news, sport and features are promised in an expansion of the already popular site, which covers Kings Lynn, Hunstanton and Fakenham. And the web team is planning to

Jack Straw praises crime feature

A crimebusting column in a weekly Norfolk newspaper has come in for praise from Home secretary Jack Straw. The Lynn News launched the Crimebusters column last year – and it has already prompted a number of calls to the police

Lynn News denies asbestos charges

The Lynn News has denied three charges of failing to ensure the health and safety of its staff and other people working at its offices in King’s Lynn. Anglia Newspapers pleaded not guilty to three charges each relating to the

Lynn News a local attraction

The Lynn News in west Norfolk is proving something of a local attraction. The newspaper offices seem to be on locals’ lists of places to visit – and three groups recently enjoyed visits to the company offices guided by the

Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000

The Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000 were announced at a gala dinner in Newcastle after the Weekly Newspaper Conference. Here is the full list: Best advertisement feature – Paid-for weekly newspapers Winner: Somerset County Gazette Highly Commended: Luton News/Dunstable

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Best publisher organised event – weekly newspapersWinner: West Lothian Courier – Livingston F.C. Open DayHighly commended: Morecambe Visitor – The Night Before ChristmasCertificate of merit: Oxford Times Series – In Business Exhibition Best in-paper reader offer – daily/Sunday newspapersWinner: Evening

Together we can boost sales

Teamwork between editorial, sales and promotions is the key to boosting regional newspaper sales. That will be one of the key messages at the Newspaper Society’s two-day annual newspaper sales conference which started in Manchester today. More than 300 delegates

Wine that went 'sh'…

Richard Willner, of the Evening News, Norwich, was inspired by our growing selection of cock-ups to share this tale: “I was working on the Lynn News, in King’s Lynn, and a local hotel wasadvertising its new menu. Whoever inputted the

Newspapers win right to print rape suspect's address

Two newspapers teamed up to overturn a bid to keep a defendant’s address secret under the Human Rights Act. The address of a man accused of two rapes was allowed to be published after an appeal by the Lynn News,

Making a deal to save the seals

A Norfolk weekly has formed a campaign to Save Our Seals following a stark warning that up to 1,500 seals could die in The Wash. The Lynn News broke the story that a disease which killed half of the 3,000

Community values are key

An appeal success generated by “community values from a community newspaper” has helped get a cancer unit up and running. The Lynn News and its readers have co-ordinated a £535,000 bounty for a £1.2m unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.