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Regional political editor lands new role with Standard

A regional political editor who replaced his long-serving predecessor last year is moving on after 12 months in the role. Joe Watts, left,  moved to the Eastern Daily Press last year to succeed Chris Fisher, who spent 32 years as

Birmingham political editor to head Newspaper Conference

A long-serving regional political editor is to be this year’s chairman of the Newspaper Conference. Jon Walker, political editor of the Birmingham Mail for the past ten years, succeeds Western Morning News London editor Graeme Demianyk in the role. The

Health secretary praises importance of local newspapers

Health secretary Andrew Lansley has spoken of the importance of local newspapers at an event in the House of Commons this week. He spoke to 10 political editors and correspondents from regional papers at the Newspaper Conference breakfast briefing, which

New chairman for Newspaper Conference

The Newspaper Conference – made up of London-based represenatives of regional newspapers – has a new chairman in the shape of Graeme Demianyk. Graeme, London editor of the Western Morning News since 2010, takes over from Nick Lester, political correspondent

Regional journalists set to quiz Pickles

Local government and communities secretary Eric Pickles is to be quizzed by regional press political editors at a lunch next week. The Cabinet minister, who is the architect of new rules designed to clamp down on council newspapers, will be