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New MD for south coast publishing company

John Banks has been appointed regional managing director of Newsquest (Hampshire). Previously holding the same role in Newsquest’s South West region, his new job is based in Southampton. Newsquest (Hampshire) covers publishing centres at Andover, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Southampton and Winchester.

Birthday celebrations continue at the Journal

The Salisbury Journal in Wiltshire has published a second souvenir supplement to mark its 275th anniversary. In January the paper published a special edition in which staff told readers of their pride in being Britain’s third oldest weekly newspaper –

Celebrations mark paper's 275th birthday

The Salisbury Journal, the third oldest weekly newspaper in Britain, is marking its 275th birthday this year with special supplements and events. The celebrations began with an issue containing a 16-page supplement including messages from the Queen and the city’s

Christmas comes (slightly) early in Wiltshire

With less than a month to go to the big day Newsquest Wiltshire has launched its This is Christmas website. The site – which can be found here – is a one-stop guide to all things festive across Wiltshire. This

Wiltshire wonderland!

This is Wiltshire has created a site full of fun for Christmas. This Is Christmas was launched in early December to provide a one-stop guide to the festive season. The site was the brainchild of the digital media team at

Mo vocal on Journal push

Former Government minister Mo Mowlam has backed the Salisbury Journal for its stance on the care homes crisis in Wiltshire. The paper has been highlighting the problems facing care home owners and has been drawing close attention to the number

Browne moves into top role

Bill Browne has been appointed publisher of Newsquest Salisbury. Recently appointed to the editorship of the titles published by Salisbury Newspapers – including the Salisbury Journal and Avon Advertiser – he has now moved to the cathedral city in the

Mark Jones steps up to editorship

Mark Jones is the new editor of Gazette Newspapers at Basingstoke. Mark (right) – who started his career in 1985 at the Evening News in Worcester, has been deputy editor at Gazette Newspapers since February 1997. Prior to working in

Third editorship for Bill

Bill Browne, editor-in-chief of Gazette Newspapers, is leaving Basingstoke to take up his third editorship. After six years Bill will leave the Gazette on March 22 and take up his new role as editor of the Salisbury Journal and Avon

Editor will miss his life in news

The Salisbury Journal is to see a change of editor for the first time in more than 12 years. David Eidlestein will stand down in April when Bill Browne, currently editor of the Basingstoke Gazette, will take over. The pair,

Delightful detox?

At this time of year it seems that almost everyone is on some kind of health kick, and reporter Lesley Bates is no different – although hers was in the name of investigative journalism. With the help of nutritionist Rowena

Journal circulation tops 29,500 for the first time

The booming circulation figures at the Salisbury Journal just go on and on. After yet another ABC half-year increase for July to December 2000 (up by302 copies per week to 28,491), this year has seen a series of even steeperincreases.

News staff rewarded for region's success

News staff who helped make Newsquest South West a success have been rewarded at an awards ceremony to recognise their contribution. It was the first event of its kind for the area’s daily and weekly newspapers, and the top prize

Tables turned on publisher Bill Browne

Salisbury Journal publisher Bill Browne had the tables turned on him at the city’s Business Awards. Having presented cups to three winners on the night, he then picked up a trophy himself. Bill, who has been at Salisbury Newspapers for