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More press trips to the Gulf are announced

More regional press journalists will travel to the Gulf as part of the Regional Press Corps, a facility organised by The Newspaper Society. The trips are being organised for the run-up to Christmas, to give the UK regional press the

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A team of photographers from the armed forces swapped the battlefield for the newsroom when they joined the Shropshire Star on a three-day placement.The snappers, from the Defence School of Photography at RAF Cosford, visited the paper’s head office in

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A couple exposed by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle for ripping-off hard up families across Britain have been ordered to pay back £36,000.The pair, who admitted making at least £250,000 in a mail order scam, were caught after a Chronicle reporter

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The Parliamentary Press Gallery is staging an essay competition for pupils in Years 10 to 13 to celebrate 200 years of parliamentary reporting.It hopes to stimulate discussion about Parliament and politics by inviting students to write about a piece of

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Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s Chron’ll Fix It!, in association with Barclays, is back this autumn with £50,000 to give away to local community groups.For a six-week period, readers will be able to collect tokens for their chosen project. At the end

Reporter gets a leg-waxing for Sunshine Fund

Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Owen McAteer has had his legs waxed for the paper’s Sunshine Fund charity. The dare was the latest challenge that Owen has faced as part of the Chronicle’s fund raising activities, after previously taking part in

Chronicle rejects 'robbing scouser' ad

A North East newspaper which ran a page full of scouse jokes after Newcastle lost out to Livepool in its bid to become Capital of Culture 2008 refused to run an advert that suggested Liverpudlians were thieves. The Newcastle Evening

Death of Chronicle veteran

Newcastle Evening Chronicle journalist Brian Severs has died, aged 56. He had been one of company’s longest serving members of staff, joining in 1971. He first worked at the Chronicle’s sister paper, The Journal, as a linotype operator and compositor.

New look for Chron supplement

Changes are being planned to give the Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s motoring and entertainment supplements a brand new look. On Friday, the popular motoring supplement will be re-launched in an easier to read tabloid format. The new Motors section will include

Regional newspapers' war correspondents prepare to fly

Nine editorial staff from the regional press will travel to the Gulf with the Ministry of Defence in the event of war breaking out with Iraq. The seven reporters and two photographers would travel as war correspondents and have been

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The Prince of Wales has commended The Blackpool Gazette for helping raise funds for the new £2.5m cancer unit at Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital. Speaking at a special reception held in Fulwood, Prince Charles urged the public to keep up the

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The Gloucester Citizen has decided to stop using the word ‘bed-blocking’ because it considers the term out-dated and insulting to patients who, through no fault of their own, are stuck in hospital while social services and the NHS organise their

High praise for newsroom education scheme

Education chiefs have praised a project run by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle which gives young people the chance to be newspaper reporters for the day. George Anderson, team leader of the DfES School Business Links Team, visited the Chronicle’s Newspapers

High praise for newsroom education scheme

Education chiefs have praised a project run by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle which gives young people the chance to be newspaper reporters for the day. George Anderson, team leader of the DfES’s School Business Links Team, visited the paper’s Newspapers

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The Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Limited has won Investors in People status.The award recognises a set level of good practice for training and development of people to achieve business goals.Regional human resources director Roy Grant said: “It demonstrates we

Chips are down in fire strike

A stark warning about taking care in the office while the firefighters are on strike led to a downbeat memo from the Derby Telegraph’s Chris Baker, who in addition to reminding staff about rules on smoking and fire drill, broke