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New boss settles in at Scots title

Jonathan Russell has been settling into the editor’s chair at the Paisley Daily Express after taking over from Norman Macdonald. Jonathan, (33), who joined the title this week, is a former editor of the Scottish Mirror. He also previously worked

News in brief

A former Hull Daily Mail journalist has been appointed head of public relations at East Riding Council.Carol Lamb, (44), began her career in communications as a reporter on the Mail in 1981 before moving into PR. Staff at the Bolton

Editor to set up own media firm

Paisley Daily Express editor Norman Macdonald is to leave the newspaper next week to set up his own media company, Macdonald Media. Norman, (46), who has edited the Scottish title for the past eight years, has already secured several public

News in brief

Double-page news and features spreads are adorning the walls of a Liverpool city centre pub after the owners thought it was time to reflect the Echo’s good news stories.The ‘Echo Wall’ features the Capital of Culture bid, the Stop The

Porn videos taken off shelves following investigation

Porn videos have been removed from the shelves of a shop following an investigation by the Paisley Daily Express. The paper found that explicit videos were on sale at a discount store alongside childrens toys. The videos – A Star

University honour for Neil

Broadcaster and publisher Andrew Neil has received an honorary degree from the University of Paisley. The journalist, best known for his tenure as editor of the Sunday Times, began his career at the Paisley Daily Express. He was given a

Missing girl spotted after P1 press appeal

A front page plea for help in tracing a missing 12-year-old girl resulted in her being found just hours after her photo appeared in the Paisley Daily Express. Jamie Leigh Colquhoun was located safe and well after several phone calls

Express reunion with long-lost dad

A schoolgirl is set for an emotional reunion with the dad she hasn’t seen since she was four years old, thanks to the Paisley Daily Express. Eleven-year-old Kirsty McDonald was desperate to find her dad, Joseph Graham, and plans are

Life IS local ABC figures show

For the third consecutive year more than half of all regional newspaper titles have sold more copies, with 61% of weekly titles enjoying a year-on-year increase. Newspaper Society marketing director, Chris Stanley, said: “As media choice continues to grow and

Post Office ingenuity at work

An old soldier’s heartfelt plea to find an army pal from the past found its way from Australia to the Paisley Daily Express – despite having no address on the envelope. Good luck – and a little help from the

Winners applauded

Regional newspapers were honoured for sales increases at the Newspaper Society’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Conference and Exhibition. The Peterborough Evening Telegraph won the Bristol Evening Post & Press Award for Best Evening Newspaper, and the Johnston Press Award for

Sales figures show winners and losers

MORE than 50 regional daily newspapers lost sales in the second half of 1999, new figures show. But the message from the Newspaper Society was upbeat after data for 1,224 daily and weekly titles was published on the same day

Petition handed over to save the 'Mat'

A campaign petition from the Paisley Daily Express to save a maternity hospital from closure has been presented to health bosses. ‘The Mat’ acts as a vital service for mothers in the area and without it, women would have to

Park appeal targeted by conmen

Charity conmen have targeted the Paisley Daily Express Laura’s Playpark Appeal, trying to dupe shopkeepers into collecting cash for them. A pair of crooks claiming to work at the newspaper asked shop staff in the town centre to put out

Readers rally for hospital

A hospital unit facing closure is the subject of a rescue campaign from the Paisley Daily Express. The maternity unit at the Royal Alexandra Hospital is under threat. The hospital delivers more than 2,000 babies a year and the threatened

Quids in at centre attraction

A shopping centre’s festive display of animated penguins led to a massive boost for a newspaper campaign. Laura’s Playpark Appeal was launched by the Paisley Daily Express to raise the funds needed to build a lasting memorial to Laura Donnelly,