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Improved pass rate in latest round of NCEs

The pass rate for reporters taking the National Certificate Examination (NCE) has risen. Results for the latest round of exams, taken by 200 reporters during September, show that 130 passed – increasing the pass rate by 15 per cent on

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

Armstrong leaves newspapers for training mission

Scott Armstrong has swapped his career in newspapers to become head of Media, Arts and Design at Darlington College of Technology, the only media centre of vocational excellence in the North of England. The 31-year-old has replaced Tony Metcalf, who

Lensman attracts the birds

Newark Advertiser chief photographer John West proved he still has a real attraction for the birds at the Newark and Notts Show. John was on the prowl for pictures when a Harris’s hawk taking part in a flying display decided

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.

Advertiser boss awarded MBE

Roger Parlby, editor-in-chief and managing director of the Newark Advertiser, has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours List for services to the newspaper industry and to the community of Nottinghamshire. He has been with the newspaper for more

Praise for paper's constructive criticism

The Newark Advertiser has been praised by the chief executive of a health trust after prompting an end to secret decision-making by health chiefs. The paper wrote to Newark and Sherwood Primary Care Trust, after demanding in print that it

News in brief

The Independent Publishers’ Forum of the Newspaper Society, which meets four times a year to discuss issues affecting such companies, has been elected for the next three years. The Forum now comprises: John Dickinson (chairman, Garnett Dickinson Publishing), Robin Freeman

Hundreds gather to toast 150-year success story

The Newark Advertiser has celebrated its 150th anniversary with a gala dinner attended by more than 300 people. Among the guests was veteran journalist Kate Adie, who congratulated the paper on the milestone. She said: “It is terrific to be

Chief reporter dies after canal plunge

Newark Advertiser chief reporter Billy Phillips has died after being pulled from a Midlands canal. The 42-year-old, who had been at the newspaper for 14 years, was in Walsall visiting a friend. Billy Phillips The alarm was raised when a

Former MP backs police probe

A former MP and journalist who courted controversy following her election as one of the 1997 “Blair babes” is backing a probe into police officers who investigated her election expenses claim. Fiona Jones, formerly of the Lincolnshire Standard Group and