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The Newspaper Society has responded to the European parliament over plans for the Working Time directive for a maximum 48 hour working week, and opt-out clauses for certain industries.It said that the flexibility allowed by the opt-out was essential for

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A special part of Broadland nature reserve in Norfolk has been named after Michael Seago, a former Eastern Daily Press wildlife correspondent who died in 1999.The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has named the area ‘Seago’s Marsh’ after

Scots papers snapped up by media firm

Three Scottish newspapers acquired by Johnston Press as part of its deal to buy Regional Independent Media earlier this year are being sold on. The Galloway Gazette, Carrick Gazette and Stornoway Gazette/West Coast Advertiser are to be transferred to Scottish

Countdown to BT awards for cream of the weeklies

Staff at nine weekly newspapers will find out tomorrow (Thursday) if they have scooped one of the top prizes in British journalism. The papers were regional winners in the annual BT Press and Broadcast Awards and have gone on to

Press division revenues continue to rise

Scottish Radio Holdings’ press division is continuing to do well, seeing an eight per cent rise in like-for-like revenues between October and December. Score Press, which publishes 45 local weekly newspapers in Scotland and Ireland, helped the group get off

'Outstanding performances' lead to record group results

“Outstanding performances” by Scottish Radio Holdings’ press and radio divisions has led to record turnover and operating profit for the group in the past year. Announcing its preliminary results for the to September 30, the media group revealed that turnover

Press profits up nine per cent

Scottish Radio Holdings’ press division has seen profits rise by an estimated nine per cent in the last year. According to the latest trading update for the group, which publishes 45 local weekly newspapers in Scotland and Ireland, Score Press

Media chief to retire

Richard Findlay, chief executive of media group Scottish Radio Holdings, is to retire later this year. Richard, (60), who is also an executive director, will step down from his current role at the end of the financial year in September.

Media group sees profits rise

Scottish Radio Holdings’ press division saw profits rise by an estimated eight per cent in the past six months. According to the media group’s latest trading update, Score Press also increased advertising revenues for October to March by six per

Profits rise at media group

Scottish Radio Holdings’ press division has seen profits increase by 30 per cent, to £9.6m, in the past year. Score Press, which publishes 43 local weekly newspapers in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, saw revenues rise by

Ad revenues up for publishing/radio group

Increased newspaper advertising is being hailed a factor in a profits surge for the first half of the financial year at Scottish Radio Holdings. Its radio ventures have also improved their advertising figures with the result that pre-tax profits were

Press division's advertising and circulation revenues up

Scottish Radio Holdings’ press division has seen profits from continuing operations increase by seven per cent, to £7.4m, in the past year. Its total revenues, excluding exceptional items, went up by three per cent this year, while its profit margin

Belfast duo scoop top awards

The Belfast Telegraph emerged victorious as Newspaper of the Year in the IPR/BT Northern Ireland Press and Broadcast Awards. Its sister title Sunday Life was named Best Sunday Newspaper at the awards night in the Ramada Hotel Belfast, while staff