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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

Advertiser print division up for sale

The Newark Advertiser looks set to sell its printing division to local rival Mortons Print, of Horncastle, Lincs. The company said it was in negotiation to sell the print division as a going concern. And it is expected the transaction

Magazine focus after newspapers sale

Morton’s of Horncastle has confirmed the way forward for the company will be in magazines, following the sale of its newspaper division to Johnston Press. A statement from the company, following the sale of Lincolnshire Independent Newspapers, said the newspapers

'Mr Newspaper' is dead

A Lincolnshire journalist, affectionately known as ‘Mr Newspaper’, has died. Bill Skelton, (80), entered journalism in 1965 as the Woodhall Spa correspondent for the Lincolnshire Standard. Six months later he became editor of the Horncastle and Woodhall Spa edition when

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

Cash boost for life-saving scheme

A medical First Responder scheme has had its funds boosted by the Market Rasen Mail. The newspaper handed over a cheque for £50 to Peggy Hartle, who launched the scheme a few weeks ago. Editor of the Market Rasen Mail,

Sale gets DTI approval

Department of Trade and Industry officials have approved the transfer from Mortons Media Ltd to Johnston Press plc of five local newspaper titles and their related assets. The formal transfer took place yesterday. The titles include the Horncastle News (including

Trainees' 100 per centpass rate

The first set of students on Grimsby College’s NVQ level four in newspaper journalism have completed the course with a 100 per cent pass rate. A presentation to congratulate them was attended by Grimsby Telegraph editor Peter Moore and Lincolnshire

Council listens to reader power

Market Rasen Mail readers have voted overwhelmingly to ditch stone bollards recently erected in the town centre. The newspaper conducted a survey in response to several complaints that the new concrete bollards were unsightly and dangerous. Out of 192 readers

Report prompts council action

Readers are to be polled on moves to replace controversial bollards set into the market place at Market Rasen, Lincs. The Market Rasen Mail has reacted to the heated debate in the town by giving readers the chance to have

Three pull-out specials mark floods mayhem

The weekly Skegness Standard has published the first of three eight-page pull-out specials to mark the 50th anniversary of the devastating east coast floods that changed the face of Lincolnshire. Long-forgotten by people outside the area, the floods were whipped

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