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Scarborough's loss was Burton's gain

The phone call came through to the Burton Mail newsdesk on Tuesday afternoon. Would the paper let a crew from Channel 4’s Big Breakfast film at the newspaper the next morning to mark Local Newspaper Week? Editor Brian Vertigen didn’t

New editor promises a Posh and Becks-free zone

The newly-appointed editor of Newcastle’s Morning News has spoken of his confidence in the future of quality, free, regional morning papers. “I think people just need to look at the way the idea has snowballed for a hint as to

The full story

We recently carried a story about Essex Chronicle girl Kate Eshmade spending a day with the Territorial Army. She wasn’t the only hack from around the country who spent time in the company of the part-time soldiers at their Midlands

Reporter's argument on S39 order persuades the judge

Scarborough Evening News reporter Richard Harris has successfully argued that a court order should not be imposed in a case involving cruelty to a baby. It was his second successful legal identification challenge in a few months. In a letter

Complaints and corrections

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC. This story 21.5.2003 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and

Papers respond to inaccuracy and breach of privacy claims

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during June, July and August 2002 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during July, August & September 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff,

Dualling plea from accident victims

A campaign to dual a Yorkshire ‘A’ road has received backing from a couple who were involved in a fatal accident there. George and Doreen Bowser were in a crash on the A64 between Scarborough and York in September in

Disabled to benefit from Evening News appeal

A badly-needed new rescource centre for disabled children is to be built after a terrific reader response to a £250,000 appeal. Donations have poured into the Scarborough Evening News Millennium Appeal since it was launched in September. The cash that

Parking problems highlighted

A controversial car parking scheme has been given an overwhelming thumbs-down by the people of Scarborough. The Evening News gave residents the chance to have their say on new restrictions that have come into force. More than 4,100 readers cast

UK regional press campaigns

Fighting injustice and pulling in cash Regional newspapers across the UK are demonstrating their campaigning zeal on issues ranging from the state of playground swings to the allocation of Government cash. One of the most vigorous campaigns has been waged

Never a day off sick

Journalist Mick Jefferson, Scarborough born-and-bred, has notched up half a century working for the town’s Evening News. For 42 years he worked his way up from trainee reporter to acting editor – without even ONE day off sick. For the

'Excellent' result as Johnston profits hit £77.3m

A boost in advertising revenue growth has helped Johnston Press record half-year pre-tax profits of £77.3m – an increase of 16 per cent. The company’s focus on “managing an efficient business” is also being hailed a factor. The regional newspaper

Record profits for Johnston

Turnover and operating profit at Johnston Press both increased by more than 40 per cent last year, to £428.4m and £129.5m respectively, the group has announced. The figures were revealed in the preliminary results for the year ending December 31,