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New digital media boss joins Newsquest

Newsquest Media Group has appointed Roger Green as managing director, Digital Media. Roger Green Previously managing director of Emap Online, he began his new role on September 20 and succeeds Simon Gray who left Newsquest earlier this year. Roger, (52),

Regional MD takes early retirement

Eric Robinson, one of Newsquest’s most senior executives, has taken taken early retirement after a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years. He had been regional managing director for Newsquest Southern, which publishes the Daily Echo in Bournemouth, the Southern

News in brief

The Newspaper Society’s annual lunch is due to take place on Tuesday May 4 at The Savoy Hotel in London.All newspaper society members have been invited to the event, at which former director general of the BBC Greg Dyke was

News in brief

National Union of Journalists general secretary Jeremy Dear has awarded the union’s first ‘Scrooge Award for Corporate Greed’ to Newsquest chief executive Paul Davidson.He delivered a bag of chocolate gold coins, a copy of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and

Editors gather to share ideas

More than 70 regional press editors were today due to gather in Birmingham for the annual Newsquest Editorial Conference. The two-day event, at the Copthorne Hotel Birmingham, will give staff from the newspaper group the opportunity to step back from

Pay talks fail: Strike is on

Pay talks this week have failed to halt a planned walkout by NUJ staff, due to start on Monday at Newsquest’s Bradford and Kendal centres. In Bradford, where management has offered a two per cent increase, the strike is due

Six days of strike action planned

National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest Bradford have named six dates for strike action over pay. They plan to walk out on Thursday and Friday January 30 and 31, and again on February 10, 11, 19 and 20 at

Gannett agrees to buy Scottish titles in £216m deal

SMG has agreed to sell The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times to American firm Gannett as part of a £216m deal. The sale, which is subject to approval by the Competition Commission, will also include 11 business to business

Press for action

Newspapers in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire look set to benefit from a Newsquest investment in a new printing press, capable of producing 96 full-colour tabloid pages at 75,000 copies an hour. It has ordered a Geoman 75 press from MAN Roland,

Bury Times opens new headquarters

The Bury Times has laid firm foundations for the future with the official opening of its new headquarters. Bury Mayor Coun Paul Nesbit unveiled a commemorative plaque at the official ceremony, accompanied by senior management from the paper’s owners Newsquest.

Change at the top for Newsquest

Paul Davidson has been named chief executive of Newsquest, in a shuffle of some of the company’s senior posts. Mr Davidson, who was group managing director, will take over from executive chairman Jim Brown when he retires at the end

'Respected' Sunday regional changes hands

Newsquest’s Sunday Independent, the oldest regional Sunday newspaper in England and Wales, is being sold to Tindle Newspapers. The move will rationalise Newsquest’s business in the Westcountry, while strengthening Tindle’s 80-strong portfolio in the region. Tindle chairman Sir Ray Tindle

£60m Newsquest purchase to boost its London publishing

Newsquest is ready to buy 29 paid-for and 16 free weekly newspapers in a deal with Independent News & Media, which is trying to raise money to pay off its debts. Any sale would be subject to approval by the