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Former Cumberland News journalist John Aglionby is to visit Carlisle tomorrow to talk about his experiences in South-East Asia after the tsunami struck on Boxing Day. Now a correspondent for The Guardian, he will be giving a talk at a

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Outgoing Newspaper Society president John Robertson has been elected chairman of the Society’s Independent Publishers Forum by the eight newly elected IPF Councillors.John, who is also the deputy chairman of Newbury Weekly News, takes over the from Jeremy Spooner of

Society welcomes new president

Stephen Parker, managing director of Trinity Mirror’s regional newspapers, has been appointed as The Newspaper Society’s new president. He was welcomed into the role during a meeting of the Society’s council, where he outlined a number of key challenges which

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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

£5.5m press for Berkshire publisher

A weekly broadsheet is set to invest around £5.5m in a new printing press. The Newbury Weekly News has signed a contract for a Goss Universal 6 tower at its headquarters in west Berkshire. It will substantially increase its colour

Robertson takes on presidency

John Robertson, of the Newbury Weekly News, has taken over as president of The Newspaper Society from Tim Bowdler. His vice-president is Trinity Mirror Regionals managing director Stephen Parker. New president John (left) is now part-time deputy chairman of Newbury

Former editor died playing cricket

Former Henley Standard editor Bob Gallimore has died – doing one of the things he loved best: playing cricket. Bob, (61), was making his return to the pitch after a break of four years through ill-health and had completed a

Newspaper recalled after porn probe picture error

Copies of the current Newbury Weekly News had to be recalled after it published the wrong picture next to a front page story about a priest who is facing child pornography charges. The newspaper carried a story about a priest

Independent Publishers' Forum elects new chairman

Jeremy Spooner, managing director of Baylis and Co., which publishes the Maidenhead Advertiser, has been elected as the new chairman of the Independent Publishers’ Forum. He takes over from Newbury Weekly News chairman John Robertson. He was the first chairman

Robertson lined up for presidency succession

John Robertson, of the Newbury Weekly News, is set to become the new vice-president of The Newspaper Society, a role which will lead to him becoming president next year. John is chairman of Newbury Weekly News and group managing director

Papers respond to claims of inaccuracy and breaches of privacy

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC. The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants. These are

Weeklies continue to enjoy sales success

Weekly newspapers are continuing to enjoy rises in circulation, with more than half of all weekly titles increasing sales year on year, according to the latest ABC figures for the regional press. Figures released for the first six months of