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Telegraph staff tell of armed raid horror

Journalists who were tied up by armed raiders at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph have spoken of their terrifying ordeal. Intruders broke into the Priestgate offices armed with baseball bats and fire extinguishers and attacked the late team that had covered

Journalists tied up in armed raid on newspaper HQ

Editorial staff on a late shift at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph were tied up by armed robbers in a raid on their Priestgate headquarters. Computer and photographic equipment were taken when a group of men armed with baseball bats broke

Election companion launched at

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph’s online election companion is growing by the day. It is at and offers a wealth of information about the local and national elections. It offers: information on Peterborough’s prospective candidates including biographies, email addresses, explanations

Pictures of 112 people published to help rape inquiry

Police are teaming up with the Peterborough Evening Telegraph in a bid to bring forward potential witnesses to a brutal rape. Photos of 112 people caught on CCTV camera at a Spar shop in a suburb of the town where

Johnston revenues growing

Revenues are growing at Johnston Press, despite a national advertising slump. Circulation of the group’s weekly newspapers remains stable but the nine evening titles are currently showing small declines in a tough period for the industry as a whole. But

News in brief

Nottingham Evening Post deputy editor Jon Grubb was among the media professionals advising local charities how to get their message across at an East Midlands seminar this week.Make the Regional Media Work for You was aimed at the voluntary sector

Advertising growth boosts Johnston

Johnston Press has announced a growth in advertising revenues for the year – despite tough trading conditions in the industry as a whole. Circulation of its weekly titles is “marginally ahead” overall, but its evening titles are showing a slight

News chief seeking vote

The managing director of the Reporter and Chronicle series of newspapers is standing as the Conservative candidate for the General Election in Derby North. Barrie Holden, (54), runs the weekly newspaper in north Derbyshire and is a former editor-in-chief of

Hannah writes the news – then sells it

As a reporter on the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, Hannah Davies is used to helping to produce the paper. But as part of Local Newspaper Week, she decided to have a go at selling it – by becoming a vendor for

Flying the flag for Local Newspaper Week

Page 1 of 2 Regional newspapers all over the country took part in a celebration of the industry last week. Local Newspaper Week, organised by The Newspaper Society, prompted daily and weekly papers into action by organising events or promoting

New editor for Northants

The new editor at the Northants Evening Telegraph has promised his paper will play a real part in the community. Lee Bearton is joining the Telegraph from Bedfordshire Newspapers, where he was group editor, running the successful Luton and Dunstable

Enhanced photos in bid to solve rape case

New, clearer CCTV pictures of potentially vital witnesses in a brutal rape case have been released to the Peterborough Evening Telegraph. More than 100 original camera stills of people police wanted to contact about the attack were published last month

Link-up offers £10,000 reward

A reward of £10,000 has been put up for information that can lead detectives to the man who left a teenager fighting for her life. The cash has been put after a link-up between the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, the business

Posters printed in rape case

An horrific sex attack has led the police to ask the Peterborough Evening Telegraph to print a series of posters appealing for witnesses. A 16-year-old girl was hit over the head, dragged into bushes and raped as she walked home

Latest on RIM merger bids

Three newspaper groups have been sent “issues letters” by the Competition Commission as the next stage in the process to decide who could take over Regional Independent Media – the sixth largest regional publisher in the UK. This routine step

Name and shame debate in Peterborough

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph has devoted a double-page spreadto the debate over the naming and shaming of paedophiles. After the News of the World’s vow that it will reveal the identities of all Britain’s 110,000 child sex offenders, Evening Telegraph