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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

Where are they now?Gerry Kreibich

Gerry Kreibich, formerly lecturer in charge of journalism courses at Sheffield’s Richmond College (later Stradbroke College) for about 10 years, now describes himself as a freelance journalist, lecturer and musician who does just enough in those three roles to keep

Advertiser print division up for sale

The Newark Advertiser looks set to sell its printing division to local rival Mortons Print, of Horncastle, Lincs. The company said it was in negotiation to sell the print division as a going concern. And it is expected the transaction

'Attack video' broadcast on website

The Newark Advertiser is hoping to identify a man who attacked a mentally ill man in his home before robbing him, by running CCTV footage on its website. Police have provided the Advertiser with 90 seconds of police surveillance film

The name's Bond – Dawn Bond

This Bond isn’t a secret agent or a member of an all-girl classical music outfit – she’s a journalist and actor who’s about to step out in her latest role in the heart of Robin Hood country. Dawn, who is

Election woe for industry candidates

Journalist Fiona Jones lost her marginal Labour seat at the general election, claiming there had been a vendetta in her constituency of Newark, in Nottinghamshire. She was a key target for the Conservatives, whose Patrick Mercer took the seat with

MP ignored by press – claim

A local newspaper is being rebuked by an MP who says she is being ignored. Newark MP Fiona Jones, a journalist by profession, claims she was even cropped off a photo taken for the paper of an official visit by

Adoption website launched

The Derby Evening Telegraph is taking a major role in a drive to find adoptive parents for children in care. The newspaper, in partnership with Derbyshire County Council, has launched a new website aimed at speeding up the adoption process.

Advertiser's photo helps investigation

A photo that was e-mailed from the offices of the Newark Advertiser has led to the questioning of a suspect by Interpol in France. Detectives are now talking to Mick Collinson, the former manager of Newark’s Famous Old Post Office

Publishers plan changes

Trade and Industry Secretary Stephen Byers has been asked to allow the South Manchester Reporter and the Heatons and Reddish Reporter to be taken over by the Guardian Media Group without a Competition Commission inquiry. GMG intends to merge the

Sharon's big break at the Advertiser

Deputy news editor Sharon Hodkin has returned to work after three months off following a serious car accident. She took up her new post at the Newark Advertiser on April 10 this year. But two days later, driving to work

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

Candidates line up for editorial awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Sunday Mercury, Yorkshire Evening Post and Cambridge Evening News are among those in the running for an award from the Newspaper Society. The nominations are part of the 2003 Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards,