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Reporter secures three book crime writing deal

Oxford Mail reporter Michael Litchfield is to leave the newspaper next month to concentrate on his work as an author. Local government reporter Michael, who also writes for the Mail’s sister paper the Oxford Times, has secured a three-book deal

Johnston plans to buy RIM in £560m deal

Johnston Press is planning to buy Regional Independent Media for £560m. Johnston, the UK’s fourth-largest regional newspaper group, is launching a £220m rights issue of shares in connection with the deal. The deal is agreed and has already been approved

New editor for Northants

The new editor at the Northants Evening Telegraph has promised his paper will play a real part in the community. Lee Bearton is joining the Telegraph from Bedfordshire Newspapers, where he was group editor, running the successful Luton and Dunstable

Cyber cafe for Northampton news headquarters

Ground-breaking new media activities from Northamptonshire Newspapers include an innovative cyber-café in the reception area of the evening paper. The public computer terminals were set up on the back of the launch of, which is being promoted as a

Profits up for Johnston

Johnston Press has revealed a 36 per cent jump in profits in its half-year results announcement. The figure is strengthened by rising advertising revenues, which are continuing strongly into the second half of the financial year. The group, which publishes

Latest on RIM merger bids

Three newspaper groups have been sent “issues letters” by the Competition Commission as the next stage in the process to decide who could take over Regional Independent Media – the sixth largest regional publisher in the UK. This routine step

New deputy for Bristol

Stan Szecowka will join the Bristol Evening Post early next month as Deputy Editor. He is currently Community and Campaigns Editor on the Hull Daily Mail. He began his career as a trainee with the Oxford Journal Group, beforeprogressing, via

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 23.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: Football fans can now log on and share poetic thoughts on a new Internet site. The Gloucestershire Echo reported

Cancer unit opens

Health Minister Alan Milburn has praised the Northants Evening Telegraph and its readers for helping make a change to cancer care services. He made the comments as he opened the new £650,000 Centenary Wing at Kettering General Hospital, which was