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Editors survive holiday hurricane horror

Two regional newspaper editors have told how their holidays to Florida became dominated by the worst hurricane to hit the area in more than ten years. Rob Lawson, editor of the Sunderland Echo, and Andrew Smith, a former Echo editor

A life in newspapers relived in new book

A catalogue of tales from a life spent as a journalist can be found in a new book by a former regional newspaper editor. The Maddison Line is the autobiography of Roy Maddison, who edited several weekly titles, including the

Politician facing rap after speaking out in local paper

A local politician has been reported to the Council Standards Board for speaking out at a planning meeting after being gagged for comments he made in the Northumberland Gazette. Lesbury councillor Hugh Philipson, and Alnwick councillor Albert Davidson, both expressed

Echo and Gazette to get new editors

The Sunderland Echo is to get a new editor as Andrew Smith steps aside to concentrate on a new role within the company. He will become full-time editorial director of Northeast Press Ltd, and will be succeeded by Rob Lawson,

She ain't heavy…

A couple are becoming regulars in the Northumberland Gazette for newsworthy births after hitting the headlines for a second time. They were first on the pages of the weekly when their son James and niece were born on the same

Gazette pushes for road improvements

The Northumberland Gazette is campaigning to improve the state of the county’s roads. The Audit Commission recently revealed that Northumberland’s roads were the worst in the country with only 36 per cent of dangerously damaged roads and pavements being repaired