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Publishers pool resources in £45m press investment

Newspapers published by Guardian Media Group and Trinity Mirror are to benefit from a £45m joint investment in new press technology. They have agreed to jointly buy four state-of-the-art press and inserting lines which will be housed at the Mirror

Sister titles reach new heights

The Manchester Evening News has reached new heights with the launch of its own hot air balloon. Publisher Guardian Media Group has leased the gas-powered balloon to promote the MEN and its sister paper, the Manchester Metro News, at sporting

PE kits at work as newsroom trains for big race

Almost the entire editorial team at Manchester Metro News is training to compete in a half-marathon. Editor Richard Butt, (left), thought it would make an interesting feature if one of his reporters trained for the Wilmslow Half-Marathon in March. He

Union predicts 100 will join Evening News strike

National Union of Journalists members at the Manchester Evening News plan to strike for two days – starting on October 31 – in protest at management plans to change working patterns and practices. As reported by HoldtheFrontPage last month, the

Editor to face his public

Readers of the Manchester Evening News are being given the chance to quiz editor Paul Horrocks when he takes part in a live webchat. The high-profile editor will be put on the spot during an hour-long question and answer session

MEN on the move

The Manchester Evening News has announced plans to move to a new purpose-built media centre in the heart of the city’s expanding Spinningfields business district. Guardian Media Group, which publishes the MEN, has signed a 22-year lease on a state-of-the-art

Revamp will give readers more

A new-look Manchester Metro News will hit the streets later this week, complete with a new 16-page pull-out magazine. Staff at the free weekly have been working on changes to the paper since last October, and on Friday readers will

New editor ringing the changes

Richard Butt is settling into a new role at the Manchester Metro News after being appointed as the paper’s new editor. Richard, (35), officially took over the editorship two weeks ago, following the departure of John Jeffay, who has joined

Readership up by 500,000:ABC figures released

Page 3 of 3 Fifty-two per cent of weekly titles increased their circulation but aggregate sales were down by 0.6 per cent. The West Briton Series has the highest circulation – 50,785 copies, 100% of which are actively purchased. Manchester

Manchester editor joins board of Society of Editors'

Paul Horrocks, editor of the Manchester Evening News, has been elected to theSociety of Editors’ board of directors for a three-year term. He replaces Geoff Elliott who has finished his term as immediate pastpresident. Mr Horrocks (46) has been editor

Here is the news- Editors' topical agenda

The BBC’s decision to move its main news to 10pm is likely to come up for discussion this month at the Society of Editors annual conference. Top name speakers from the media, politics and other organisationsare lined up for the

Life IS local ABC figures show

For the third consecutive year more than half of all regional newspaper titles have sold more copies, with 61% of weekly titles enjoying a year-on-year increase. Newspaper Society marketing director, Chris Stanley, said: “As media choice continues to grow and

GMG joins Johnston and Gannett in race for RIM

Guardian Media Group is the latest potential bidder to enter the race to buy Regional Independent Media. RIM is already the subject of interest from media group Gannett, which owns Newsquest, and from Johnston Press. All three groups have had

North West Newspaper Awards 2000

The award-winning Blackpool Gazette has another trophy to add to its cabinet – scooping the North West Daily Newspaper of the Year Award for the second time in three years. Editor Gerard Henderson picked up the BNFL Society of Editors