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Former weekly editor joins regional daily as reporter

A former weekly newspaper editor has returned to his North East roots with a role as a reporter for a regional daily. Stuart Laundy, who is originally from County Durham, has been appointed Teesdale reporter at The Northern Echo. He

Three weeklies snapped up by Scottish publisher

The Dunfermline Press group has bought three Scottish weeklies for an undisclosed fee. The East Lothian Courier, which covers Haddington, the Galashiels-based Border Telegraph and its sister paper the Peeblesshire News, comprised the last family-owned weekly group in the Borders

Death of newspaper director

Kenneth Whitson, chairman and managing director of D & J Croal Ltd, which publishes the East Lothian Courier, has died. He was 66. He had spent 50 years in journalism, and was also managing director of Border Weeklies Ltd, which

News in brief

Wolves boss Dave Jones took time out from his footballing exploits to visit the headquarters of the Express & Star.The high-flying Division One boss won September’s manager of the month and joined his chief executive and commercial manager for a