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The ‘golden era’ of newspapers in Northern Ireland is to be remembered by comedian Frank Carson for the BBC’s Bits of Belfast TV series.He’ll meet up with News Letter columnist Mervyn Pauley to remember the days when four newspapers –

Trinity accepts bid for Irish titles

Trinity Mirror is to sell its Irish regional newspapers to venture capital group 3i for £46.3m. The deal will see The News Letter in Belfast, the Belfast News, Farming Life, Derry Journal, Donegal Democrat, Donegal People’s Press, Letterkenny Listener, Foyle

Manchester editor looks forward to new challenge

Nigel Wareing, editor-in-chief of Guardian Media Group’s Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers southern division, is to become editor of the News Letter in Belfast. In his new role Nigel, (43), will be responsible for the daily News Letter, the free Belfast

Golfing gaffe

Our thanks to the HoldtheFrontPage reader who alerted us to the unfortunate juxtaposition of a story from a murder trial and a picture about a charity golf event in the Belfast News Letter If you’ve got anything for us, fax

Trinity Mirror future revealed

Trinity Mirror plans to cut some 550 jobs as part of a programme to save £25m a year by 2005. An announcement published alongside its interim results said the company’s future would be reached through a three-phase programme of “stabilise,

Major new edition for popular London weekly

A sister publication to the Hampstead & Highgate Express is to be launched at the end of this week, as new editor Geoff Martin makes his mark. The Wood & Vale Express will cover some of the most exclusive areas

News Letter writer nets top journalism prize

Adrienne McGill from The News Letter in Belfast has been named Bradford & Bingley Personal Finance Regional Journalist of the Year. Judges chose the business and personal finance editor as the category winner after praising her for her “ability to

Belfast showbiz reporter picks up top award

Belfast Telegraph showbiz reporter Maureen Coleman has been named as the Top Irish Entertainment Journalist. Maureen, who has covered entertainment and written a showbiz column in the paper for four years, picked up the gong at this year’s Big Buzz

Surprise trophy for writer Ruth

Belfast News Letter writer Ruth Loney has received a surprise award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to equestrian sport. The journalist was presented with the Coup de Coeur trophy while she was reporting on the Bordeaux world cup show