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Mercury gets a birthday makeover

The Weston & Somerset Mercury is celebrating its 160th anniversary with the unveiling of a new look. Launched as The Westonian on April 1, 1843, the weekly title now has a new masthead, with its familiar red banner being ditched

Paper unveils bright new look

A new-look Bolton Evening News has been unveiled. The changes follow months of research and planning by staff at the paper. Its new masthead marks the culmination of a gradual redesign of the paper which has taken place over the

Fun, games and praise for Archant staff

Around 75 journalists gathered for Archant’s first editorial conference earlier this month. The two-day event, held at Belton Woods hotel near Grantham, allowed staff from across Archant Regional, publishers of the Evening Star, Ipswich, East Anglian Daily Times, Eastern Daily

Key speakers address Newsquest conference

More than 100 senior Newsquest staff are attending this year’s Newsquest Editorial Conference & Awards at the Moat House Hotel, Stratford-Upon-Avon. The two-day event kicked off yesterday with an awards dinner where the cream of Newsquest journalism was honoured. It

New-look Argus unveiled

Page 1 of 2 The Argus in Brighton has been restyled to give it a sleeker and cleaner look that makes it easier to read. The new look includes new fonts for both text, news headlines and features, as well

Trainees online for The Budget

Trainee journalists at the Editorial Centre, Hastings, are setting up a website to cover Gordon Brown’s third Budget tomorrow. The site will carry local reaction to the Budget measures as well as the details. It is part of the 46th

Herald gives readers 'lighter' paper they asked for

The Tamworth Herald has unveiled a new “lighter” look. This current edition of the Northcliffe-owned weekly boasts a new masthead, a cleaner design with more white space, and now comes in three sections, with property and classifieds separate to the

News group's future under the spotlight

More than 100 editors and journalists from across Archant gathered to discuss the way forward for the group at its annual editorial conference. During the two-day event at Stansted Airport’s Hilton Hotel staff from the group, which publishes the Ipswich-based

News staff celebrate as prizes are handed out

Newspaper staff around the country have been celebrating after scooping awards at Johnston Press’s annual awards. The winners were announced during the group’s annual editorial and newspaper sales conference held in London where the awards were presented by chairman Roger