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Chronicle brings fraudsters to court

An investigation by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, which sparked a trading standards probe, has resulted in a Crown Court conviction for the company exposed. The Evening Chronicle reported how firms in the North East had handed over cash in return

Sunshine fund helps out

The Sunshine Fund of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle has given a teenager a new lease of life. Thirteen-year-old Matthew Crabtree is unable to play with his pals in the street because he has severe learning difficulties. He also suffers from

Interactive letters page may double in size

The Newcastle Evening Chronicle may be forced to expand its letters section due to public demand. Assistant Editor, Jane Pikett, told HoldTheFrontPage that the number of letters received is growing week by week. She said: “The letters page just seems

"Too few women editors" says Liz Page

Liz Page, editor of the Evening Press, York, has won the unanimous nomination of the board of the Society of Editors to take over as vice president next month. If the annual meeting in Cardiff in October backs the board’s

New editor for Norwich

David Bourn, (pictured right) currently deputy editor of the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, has been appointed editor of the Norwich Evening News. He succeeds Bob Crawley who was appointed Web Publisher for Eastern Counties Newspaper Group. David (37) is married with

Old news gives an insight

A collection of old newspapers has given a fascinating insight into life in bygone Newcastle. The Newcastle Evening Chronicle told how the old daily Chronicles were found while a former pub in Sunderland was being renovated in a £1.4m project.

Blunkett open to question

Tynesiders are to get the chance to quiz education secretary David Blunkett thanks to their local evening paper. The minister has agreed to let parents grill him about their education concerns. They are being asked to send their questions in

Boost for children's appeal

A newspaper appeal to help needy children in the north east has been given a boost by a new partnership forged with a power company. Northern Electric & Gas has pledged £25,000 for Switch on to Sunshine a new venture

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 15.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff FUN FOOD: Crab ice cream, tobacco-flavoured liqueurs and inside-out baked Alaska – they’re all on the menu at Bristol University, where scientists

Newsquest award entries to go before judges

Entries in this year’s Newsquest editorial awards will be judged tomorrow. The awards are in 10 categories – for daily newspaper of the year, weekly newspaper, free newspaper, reporter, feature writer, sports writer, photographer, newcomer, graphic artist and website. Judges

News In Brief – from around the regions

PIKACHU FRENZY: Is there a regional newspaper in the land that hasn’t found an angle on the Pokemon card craze? “Schools bans card craze” has become commonplace. This week, the Hull Daily Mail revealed that two youngsters were threatened with

Yorkshire Post named North East Daily Newspaper of the Year

The Yorkshire Post was yesterday named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the BT North East Press and Broadcast Awards. The Wakefield Express won the Weekly Newspaper of the Year title in a ceremony at York racecourse. HoldTheFrontPage will publish

News In Brief – from around the regions

A REAL HANDFUL: Pensioner Godfrey Hill has been called The Messiah, an alien and a freak – because he has a thumb and five fingers on each hand. The 72-year-old retired engineer has hexadactyly. The condition is said to affect

Independent research backs Metro

Independent research has shown that 8 out of 10 readers prefer the Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s free morning Metro paper to the Morning News – the first UK venture of the Swedish Modern Times Group. Alison Hastings, editor of the Evening

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Best publisher organised event – weekly newspapersWinner: West Lothian Courier – Livingston F.C. Open DayHighly commended: Morecambe Visitor – The Night Before ChristmasCertificate of merit: Oxford Times Series – In Business Exhibition Best in-paper reader offer – daily/Sunday newspapersWinner: Evening

Sales figures show winners and losers

MORE than 50 regional daily newspapers lost sales in the second half of 1999, new figures show. But the message from the Newspaper Society was upbeat after data for 1,224 daily and weekly titles was published on the same day