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New kid on the block

It’s official – Newcastle Evening Chronicle editor Paul Robertson is the New Kid on the Block! Paul has been declared the New Kid on the Block in the Alternative Business Awards 2002 held recently at the Newcastle Opera House. He

Police put Rachel through her paces

Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter Rachel Kerr experienced police training first hand when she attended a familiarisation day held by Northumbria Police. Testing times The event, which was the fifth to be held by the force, is to help women find

New editorial chief for Trinity Mirror's regional press

Neil Benson, former editor of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and Coventry Evening Telegraph, has been appointed editorial director of Trinity Mirror Regional Newspapers. His work will involve adopting a ‘best practice’ culture across the company’s regional titles and organising newsrooms

A sight for sore eyes

Journalist Jennifer Bradbury found the spotlight turned on herself for her latest reporting challenge. She had agreed to undergo laser eye surgery – and have the operation featured in the Evening Chronicle. Before the £2,000 high-tech treatment, the Newcastle reporter

News in brief

The Echo is offering a £1,000 reward to help bring the man who attacked a Sunderland pensioner to justice.The 87-year-old was beaten and sexually assaulted in her own home and has been too ill to be interviewed by detectives. A

Cabbie case causes Chronicle quest

A court case where a cabbie was found guilty of possessing firearms led the Newcastle Evening Chronicle to conduct its own investigation into local taxi firms. Two cab companies are now set to be investigated by the police after the

Man suspended from job after Chronicle investigation

A British National Party member exposed by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle has been suspended from his job. The move comes after an investigation by the paper which infiltrated two far right groups in the North East and named Kevin Scott

Job cuts confirmed

Eight hundred staff will be lost from Trinity Mirror over the next three years, with its regional newspaper industry likely to be the hardest hit. The company announced the news alongside its latest set of interim results, which showed gains

Borrell set for Birmingham

Page 1 of 2 Following in the footsteps of one of the biggest names in journalism is a daunting prospect for any applicant, but Roger Borrell is relishing the prospect of joining the Birmingham Evening Mail. Currently editor of the

Sad farewell for GMC's managing director

Neil Benson, former editor of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and Coventry Evening Telegraph, has left his post as managing director of Gazette Media Company to take up a new position with GMC’s parent company. Mr Benson, 46, has been appointed

Sad death of a former journalist

A former Newcastle Evening Chronicle reporter has died in hospital, aged 78. Marian Murray suffered a heart attack before passing away in an Oldham hospital the following day. Oldham-born Marian worked for the Evening Chronicle’s reporting team for 12 years

Chronicle celebrates region's top schools

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle is celebrating the outstanding work being done in classrooms across the region with its first Super Schools Awards. Fifteen schools in the area were praised in a recent Ofsted report, and the Chronicle has chosen five

Tyneside changes capturedon film

A century of change on Tyneside will be chronicled in a new special publication, which will give a picture-perfect archive of how Newcastle has been transformed. The supplement, from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, is part of a series of Remember

British Columbia trip for Peter

Former Newcastle Evening Chronicle deputy editor Peter Long is packing his bags for British Columbia as a guest of the International Society of Weekly Editors. He will jet out to Victoria, Canada, with his wife next month, for the society’s

£70,000 prize is won

A family of five is marvelling at the new £70,000 home they won courtesy of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. The Owens hadn’t even filled in an entry form for the prize draw but a relative had stepped in to enter

Thomson and Thompson

The regular Bloopers column in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle says sorry for any errors in the nicest possible way. Assistant editor Jane Pikett recalls a tale of spelling woe – one that you might not be unfamiliar with… This story