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Journalist Jane packs a punch

Getting into a fight with a boxer might not be an ideal sitution, but for journalist Jane Picken it was the way to get the inside story on the popularity of the sport among women. The Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter

From the fast lane to the bus lane

As part of their latest recruitment drive, Go North East is running open days for people to get behind the wheel of a bendy bus. So how hard can it be to handle? Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Adam Jupp found

News in brief

A move by two reporters – Andy Nott of the Manchester Evening News and Joanne Clements of the Press Association – secured the lifting of reporting restrictions that protected the anonymity of a 13-year-old drink-driver. They handed letters to Salford

News in brief

Huddersfield Examiner business reporter Henryk Zientek is celebrating 25 years with the paper.His milestone was marked at a business networking event, where he was presented with a hamper, a case of real ale from local suppliers. The Bucks Free Press

Chronicle gets a bit more Styles

Chris Styles, (right), has been promoted to deputy editor of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. He moved there two years ago from the Evening Gazette on Teesside, where he was news editor. He held the same position at the Express &

Reporter's brush with the law gives her a taste of 'porridge'

Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Sarah Knapton may be a law abiding citizen, but that didn’t stop her getting a taste of ‘porridge’ when she fell foul of the boys in blue for a recent feature in the paper. The 26-year-old

Argus editor resigns

The editor of The Argus in Brighton has quit his post. Simon Bradshaw had been in the job for six years and was editor-in-chief of Newsquest Sussex. Managing director Martyn Willis said in a memo to staff: “I would like

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Archant Life, the regional magazine division of media group Archant, has acquired Dorset magazine from Poundbury Publishing.Dorset was launched by Peter Shaw, Poundbury’s founder, in 1994. Five staff, including editor Bridget Swann, transfer to Archant with the title.The magazine will

Blair gets a 'bloody nose' from Chronicle readers

Tony Blair has received a “bloody nose” from readers of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle after the results of its Big Poll showed that more than two thirds of those questioned do not trust him. The survey, which was the biggest

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Lindsay Nicholson, editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping magazine, and Harriet Wilson, director of editorial administration and rights at Conde Nast, have joined the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee, which reviews the voluntary code of standards overseen by the Press Complaints Commission.Nominated

Sir Bobby sacking stops presses

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle brought readers its “biggest story of the year” – the sacking of Sir Bobby Robson – after stopping the presses mid-way through printing its bank holiday edition. Confirmation of the sacking of the Newcastle United boss

For sale: One signed photo of a reporter

Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Jamie Diffley has come up with a novel way to support his paper’s Sunshine Fund charity – by offering a signed photo of himself for sale on eBay. In an effort to beat the silly season,

Chronicle girl samples life as a war correspondent

Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Beth Neil got a taste of life as a war correspondent when she joined 100 Royal Marines Reservists at a training exercise. Beth, (24), was invited to spend the weekend with the Reservists who fought for

Reporter Beth samples life as a war correspondent

Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Beth Neil got a taste of life as a war correspondent when she joined 100 Royal Marines Reservists at a training exercise. Beth, (24), was invited to spend the weekend with the Reservists who fought for

Basil's brush with journalism

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle welcomed a newshound with a difference to its newsroom, when children’s TV favourite Basil Brush paid a visit. The furry fox popped into the Chronicle’s offices after enjoying his brush with journalism, writing an exclusive comedy