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Sex case reporter jailed for 12 months

A regional press journalist found guilty of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for a year. Oliver Rowland, (32), had denied the charge, but was last month found guilty by a jury at Reading Crown Court. After the

Reporter quits after sex case verdict

A reporter found guilty of indecently assaulting a boy has been told he may go to prison for the offence. Oliver Rowland, (32), who worked for the Maidenhead Advertiser, resigned from the newspaper after the verdict was returned. He had

Weekly falls victim to lottery hoaxer

The Maidenhead Advertiser has told how it fell victim to an elaborate hoax by a university student who claimed to have scooped £2.4m on the lottery. The weekly newspaper reported how 21-year-old Dalip Singh was celebrating after becoming one of

News in brief

Outgoing Newspaper Society president John Robertson has been elected chairman of the Society’s Independent Publishers Forum by the eight newly elected IPF Councillors.John, who is also the deputy chairman of Newbury Weekly News, takes over the from Jeremy Spooner of

News in brief

The Independent Publishers’ Forum of the Newspaper Society, which meets four times a year to discuss issues affecting such companies, has been elected for the next three years. The Forum now comprises: John Dickinson (chairman, Garnett Dickinson Publishing), Robin Freeman

£5.5m press for Berkshire publisher

A weekly broadsheet is set to invest around £5.5m in a new printing press. The Newbury Weekly News has signed a contract for a Goss Universal 6 tower at its headquarters in west Berkshire. It will substantially increase its colour

Big match turnaround for sports reporter Mark

For 13 years, Mark Roach reported on non-league football, covering games for local weeklies such as the Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Observer and Grantham Journal. Many readers followed the teams’ exploits through their local paper but the average attendance was usually

Independent Publishers' Forum elects new chairman

Jeremy Spooner, managing director of Baylis and Co., which publishes the Maidenhead Advertiser, has been elected as the new chairman of the Independent Publishers’ Forum. He takes over from Newbury Weekly News chairman John Robertson. He was the first chairman

Editor joins the board

The editor of the Maidenhead Advertiser, Martin Trepte, has been appointed to the newspaper’s board of directors. The move is his latest up the career ladder at the Advertiser, where he started work 11 years ago as a reporter. Before

Advertiser leads radio station call

The stars came out to show their support for the Maidenhead Advertiser’s new campaign – to get the town its very own local radio station. Rolf Harris, Michael Parkinson and Jimmy Tarbuck have all given their support to the newspaper’s

Advertiser's bid to bag the taggers

The Maidenhead Advertiser has launched a fight to “bag the taggers” and wipe out graffiti which is ruining the appearance of the town. The weekly newspaper has joined forces with the Royal Borough and Crimestoppers for the campaign, and each

Weekly Newspaper Award winners announced

The Newbury Weekly News and Hunts Post took the top honours at the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards last night. The Newbury Weekly News was crowned Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year, judges hailing it as “a supreme example of

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

Weekly newspapers of the year revealed

The wealth of talent amongst the weekly newspaper industry was recognised last night as the best of the best gathered for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004. Editors, executives, journalists and photographers from across the UK attended a glittering

Contenders line up as judges make their choices

The finalists for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004 are: Editorial categories Aberdeen IndependentBangor & Anglesey MailBirkenhead NewsBristol ObserverCornish GuardianDunfermline PressEdgware & Mill Hill TimesEssex ChronicleHinckley TimesHunts PostIsle of Man CourierKent on SundayKentish Express (Ashford)Kentish Gazette (Canterbury)Manchester Metro NewsNorth