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Syndication unit leaves news staff quids in

A new syndication unit at North Wales Newspapers has got off to a flying start – and the staff are giving it their full support. The Mold-based company has decided to give staff a percentage cut of all material sold

'True wordsmith' Richard Williamson has died

Sunday Mercury chief feature writer Richard Williamson, one of the Midlands’ best-loved and most respected journalists, has died following a suspected heart attack. He was 56. For the past 35 years, Dick’s unique brand of journalism has been gracing the

Evening Leader kick-starts birthday celebrations

The Evening Leader has kick-started a month long series of celebrations to mark its 30th birthday. The family-owned newspaper, which is published by North Wales Newspapers, has editions in Wrexham, Flintshire and Chester. It was launched in October 1973 and

Peace-making paper praised for race stance

A newspaper’s role in peacemaking on a trouble-hit estate has come in for praise from the authorities. The Wrexham Evening Leader published a full page poster in the wake of race riots in the town. And it urged its readers

High demand for Leader after two tense nights of rioting

Staff at the Evening Leader in Wrexham worked through the night during two nights of rioting in the town. Local residents and refugees clashed on a housing estate on the outskirts of the town on Sunday and Monday night in

Paper's splash on dumped security documents

The Chester Evening Leader has been thanked by social services bosses after it uncovered a security blunder involving highly sensitive council documents. The evening paper published an exclusive report by Chester chief reporter Mike Summers on how documents outlining personal

New Year challenge for Richard

Richard Williams is to become editor-in-chief at North Wales Newspapers. Currently deputy editor at the Daily Post in North Wales, Richard, (34), will take on his new role in the New Year. He will be responsible for North Wales Newspapers’

Samaritans' appeal raises £4,000 in ten days

A Save our Samaritans campaign launched by the Liverpool Echo has raised £4,000 in just ten days. The campaign, which has involved all the region’s media, aims to raise £1m to provide the charity with a trust fund to secure

Sentinel Sunday is named Newspaper of the Year

Sentinel Sunday has been named Newspaper of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards – completing a hat-trick for the Stoke based news team. Staff at the Sunday paper also produce daily The Sentinel, and have picked up the Newspaper

Nominations revealed for Midlands event

The nominations for this year’s Midlands Media Awards have been announced. The competition attracted a record number of entries, and those in the running for an award include staff from the Nottingham Evening Post, Birmingham Post & Mail, Coventry Evening

Evening Leader hailed as "the complete product"

The Evening Leader was named Newspaper of the Year for 2003 at North Wales Newspapers first-ever awards dinner. Announcing the award, managing director Kevin McNulty said that judges described the Evening Leader, which has editions for Wrexham, Chester & Flintshire

Regional staff make sports journalism shortlist

Journalists and photographers from the regional press are among those to make it onto the shortlist for the British Sports Journalism Awards 2002. The event, organised by Sport England in conjunction with the Sports Writers Association, recognises the best sports