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Birthday celebrations at Lancashire weekly

One of East Lancashire’s best-known weekly newspapers is celebrating its 100th birthday. The Nelson Leader rolled off the press for the first time in December 1900. The first edition featured news about Nelson men fighting in the Boer War and

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Best publisher organised event – weekly newspapersWinner: West Lothian Courier – Livingston F.C. Open DayHighly commended: Morecambe Visitor – The Night Before ChristmasCertificate of merit: Oxford Times Series – In Business Exhibition Best in-paper reader offer – daily/Sunday newspapersWinner: Evening

Together we can boost sales

Teamwork between editorial, sales and promotions is the key to boosting regional newspaper sales. That will be one of the key messages at the Newspaper Society’s two-day annual newspaper sales conference which started in Manchester today. More than 300 delegates

Jack Straw backs Leader initiatives

Home secretary Jack Straw has praised a Nelson Leader campaign to stamp out underage drinking and reduce the problem of nuisance children. On a visit to Pendle, he offered his support for Operation Flock, a police initiative set up in

Ignore the press, urges councillor

A Labour council leader is urging his fellow council members to ignore a local paper’s environment campaign. The Nelson Leader started its Keep off the Grasscampaign in an effort to protect seven rural green field sites which had been earmarked