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Five photographers get their 'prof test'

Five press photographers and photo journalists have been successful in the May 2004 National Certificate Examination. The successful candidates were: Marie Caley,Doncaster Free Press; Francis Leader,Telegraph and Argus; Jasdeep Lehal, Enfield Gazette and Advertiser; David Parry, Freelance; Lucy Ray, Matlock

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Hale tempted back into senior newsroom role

North Wales Newspapers has appointed award-winning journalist Don Hale as an associate editor for the company’s coastal titles. He will have particular responsibility for the development of the North Wales Pioneer. The former editor of the Matlock Mercury is now

Former editor leads from the rear

Author and journalist Don Hale planned to start his local 10k race from somewhere near the rear of the field… but did not intend to give the pack a quarter of a mile start! After getting a thorough soaking and

Robbery conviction quashed thanks to journalist Hale

A security guard jailed after police claimed he was the ‘inside man’ in a £6m armed robbery has had his conviction quashed – thanks to a determined campaign by journalist Don Hale. Graham Huckerby walked free from jail yesterday after

Investigative journalist Hale 'hopeful' of appeal success

Investigative journalist Don Hale has told of his optimism that the conviction of Graham Huckerby, jailed for his part in a £6m robbery, will be quashed following a Court of Appeal hearing last week. Judgement on the case was reserved

'Miscarriage of justice' appeal under way today

Investigative journalist Don Hale was due in London today for the Court of Appeal hearing into the conviction of Graham Huckerby, jailed for his part in a £6m robbery. Don, a former editor of the Matlock Mercury, who received national

Former editor tells tale of first Royal Detective in latest book

A new book which tells the unique story of Manchester’s first Royal Detective, James Wood, has hit the shelves – penned by his great grandson, former Matlock Mercury editor Don Hale. Born in 1885, James was a former sharp-shooter in

Hale set for Stateside launch

Former Matlock Mercury editor Don Hale will travel to the States next week to unveil his latest book at a major US crime festival. The investigative journalist-turned-author has just put the finishing touches to his latest work, Secrets of the

Former journalist to put skills to good use in new venture

Former regional press journalist Steve Caddy has launched his own media relations agency in Sheffield. Steve (pictured) worked in newspapers for more than 20 years before moving into PR, and is hoping his journalism background can help make his new