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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

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News in brief

Media commentator Ray Snoddy will be the keynote speaker at the Newspaper Society’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Conference. Taking place in Birmingham on Monday, April 4, the conference will be followed by a gala awards ceremony designed to recognise and

Tidal wave aid initiatives from local press

Local newspapers are making their own contribution to helping victims of the Asian tsunami, apart from reporting news of survivors and deaths. The Express and Star in Wolverhampton was donating part of its cover price to boost the appeal fund.

Award first for talented trainee

Lichfield and Burntwood Chronicle reporter Stuart Pollitt has scooped a prestigious award after impressing judges with his journalistic talents. Stuart, (23), was named the winner of the Malcolm Graham Award in recognition of his hard work and dedication during the

News in brief

The Birmingham Post has launched a campaign to block a legal loophole that does not require coach passengers to wear seatbelts.The decision to launch the campaign has come shortly after the 20th anniversary of mandatory seatbelt wearing for front seat

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 Harvey Ian, (39), has worked for the

Death of former journalism trainer

Peter Cooper, a well-known Midlands journalist who helped many journalists in the early stages of their careers, has died. He had been ill for some time with Parkinson’s Disease and died of a heart attack. He was 60. Born in

Judges have deliberated

Judging has now taken place for the Newspaper Society’s new media awards. Winners will be announced at the gala dinner awards ceremony at the New Media Conference in Solihull on November 7. Judges were: David McMurtrie, managing director, Real Media

Star journalist awarded an MBE

Shropshire Star journalist Shirley Tart has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Shirley, who is the paper’s royal correspondent, received the honour for services to the newspaper industry. She is part of the original reporting team which

Evening Post crowned best regional for second year

The Reading Evening Post has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year for the second year running at a competition celebrating excellence in newspaper production. The evening newspaper was one of a host of regional titles recognised at the 2004

Regional titles set to compete at Newspaper Awards

The nominees for the 2004 NewspaperAwards are: Regional Newspaper of the Year The Goss International Premier Award for all regional weekday daily newspapers Daily Echo, BournemouthEvening Chronicle, NewcastleEvening Star, IpswichLeicester MercuryReading Evening PostShropshire StarWestern Daily Press Regional Weekly Newspaper of

Gazette named Regional Newspaper of the Year

Editorial Awards Campaigning newspaper of the year – All daily and Sunday paid-for newspapers Winner: Bristol Evening Post, Save Our Streets Highly Commended: Western Daily Press, Lelaina Hovercraft Rescue Fund Commended: Nottingham Evening Post, A range of four campaigns. Lincolnshire