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Midland News Association

The Midland News Association is a private newspaper publishing firm owned and run by the Wolverhampton-based Graham family.

Its two flagship daily titles – the Express and Star and Shropshire Star – account for more than 200,000 sales everyday.

The two dailies, along with their sister weekly newspapers, cover Wolverhampton, the Black Country, parts of the West Midlands, Shropshire and Mid Wales.

More information can be found on the company’s website at

What we have written about Midland News Association

New editor for Star website

The Shropshire Star’s award-winning website,, is to get a new editor. Ian Harvey, who is currently the paper’s assistant chief sub, will take over from Mark Waugh in the New Year. Ian, (39), has worked for the Midland News

Top trainees lift exam awards

Reporters who impressed the examiners in the 2005 prof test pick up prestigious awards

Autumn 2004 NCE:Special awards

Four successful journalists who all passed the autumn 2004 NCE have been singled out for special excellence awards for their work. Lena Davis, a journalist on the Slough Observer won the Society of Editors’ award for the best news interview.

Training boost as qualifications group re-forms

The Newspaper Qualifications Council has been re-launched with Wolverhampton Express & Star managing director Keith Parker as chairman. The Council aims to actively support training and qualifications to high professional standards in all sectors of the regional newspaper industry. It

Editorial trainer steps down

A former editor who joined the main board of directors of the National Council for the Training of Journalists has resigned his post due to ill health. Brian Mason was also vice chairman of the Newspaper Journalism Board , a