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Mail man's marathon success

Regional press man Phil Pearson has raised hundreds of pounds for charity by completing this year’s New York Marathon – despite freak weather conditions. Design editor Phil, who works for the North West Evening Mail, was among some 30,000 runners

New Society vice president is nominated

Keith Sutton, editorial director of the Cumbrian Newspapers Group, has been nominated as the next vice president of the Society of Editors. The 57-year-old, who is also editor of the News & Star in Carlisle and The Cumberland News, has

Quality product rolls off £5.5m new press

The North West Evening Mail moved into a new era when it was produced for the first time on a new printing press. The press, on reclaimed steelworks land, brings more colour and better print quality – and secures 150

News in brief

Getty Images’ news and sport photographer Clive Mason overcame stiff competition from photographers across Europe to win this year’s MasterCard Photo Competition.Clive was awarded a MasterCard card worth €5,000 for his image named ‘Victorious Milan’. The photo captured Christian Abbiati

Facelift for journalist banishes the wrinkles

North West Evening Mail journalist Helen Wall is looking and feeling younger after undergoing a non-surgical facelift. The assistant features editor had been worrying that some of her skin had been beginning to sag, but she didn’t fancy the idea

Editorial trainer Eric Firth has died

A journalist whose career developed into editorial training has died aged 77. Eric Firth worked at the North West Evening Mail as training officer in the early 1980s, where he was also a sub editor and later chief sub. He

Post puts readers in picture

The Bristol Evening Post has launched a new online picture service for its readers. A new website allows readers to order pictures which have appeared in the paper. The site will also contain images taken by Evening Post photographers that

Politics gets 'sexy' as 12,000 push button

An Internet vote on a newspaper’s website has produced astonishing results – with more than 12,000 votes cast over a local council spat. It seems rival camps in a “should Jim Hamezeian quit the council” row have spent hours trying

News in brief

One of the longest-serving employees at Aberdeen Journals has signed off, taking his last shift in the press room 47 years after joining the firm.Paul Shand, (62), began as a 15-year-old newsroom ‘runner’, served an apprenticeship to become a process

'Power Cut Special' as news team finds its spark

Production of the North West Evening Mail was held up when a two-and-a-half hour power cut halted work from 8.30am. The delay meant only one edition of the paper was published – tagged the “Power Cut Special” on its front

Reporter recovering after car crash

A North West Evening Mail reporter is recovering in hospital after she was involved in a serious car crash. Sian Ellidge, (25), had been travelling from Hexham to Barrow when there was a collision with a car travelling in the

CN appoints Keith Sutton as editorial director

Carlisle News & Star editor Keith Sutton has been appointed to the new post of editorial director of Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd. He will advise and assist the senior management team in a continued bid for editorial excellence, and to develop

Heart attack claims journalist's life at 50

A former reporter in the local and national media, described as “a true character” by colleagues, has died aged 50. Phil Smith died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack in his native West Midlands. He worked as a

Outbreak town ridiculed by "ill-informed outsiders"

The people of Barrow-in-Furness have long been used to seeing their town ridiculed by ill-informed outsiders as a place which should be avoided at all costs.Some of the depictions of the town since the Legionnaires’ Disease outbreak hit the headlines

Legionnaires coverage pulled together by Barrow team

The North West Evening Mail has become a focus for the people of Barrow-in-Furness, who have been in the grip of a Legionnaire’s Disease outbreak for the past week. The newsroom team has been working to be first with the