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51 per cent pass rate for NCE

A 51 per cent pass rate in the National Certificate Examination means that 136 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 265 candidates sat the National Certificate Examination in April at 16 centres across the UK, as well as

N Yorks newspaper press set to close

Up to 11 jobs at risk in Johnston Press plan to send printing work to other centres

Editor's apology for careeru-turn decision

Editor Neil Speight has done a u-turn on his plans to return to his roots and take up a new job in Yorkshire. It means he’ll be staying in his role as editor of the Thurrock Gazette, instead of taking

Editor Speight set to return to his Yorkshire roots

Regional editor Neil Speight has revealed plans to leave the newspaper industry later this year, to embark on a new career in public relations. Currently editor of the Thurrock Gazette, Neil, (46), is an experienced journalist who has worked in

News in brief

Essex freelance journalist Kim Gandy came second in the local elections for the Crouch Ward of Basildon Council.The English Democrats candidate polled 420 votes, behind the Conservative candidate who polled 1,121. Labour and the Lib Dems scored 279 and 261

Nick wins editorship of Yorkshire weekly

The Bridlington Free Press has a new editor. Nick Procter, (34), has joined the newspaper from the Whitby Gazette, where he was deputy editor for three years. He has worked for Yorkshire Regional Newspapers since 1993, starting as a trainee

Editor installed at Yorkshire title

Mark Bradley has been appointed editor of the Wakefield Express. He was officially installed in the post on Monday, and had been acting editor at the Yorkshire title since Ed Asquith left to edit the Scarborough Evening News in June

News in brief

Dunfirmline Press has reported a jump in full-year profits of 71 per cent, reaching £1.996m, compared with £1.16m a year earlier.The company publishes six regional newspapers, while its subsidiary, Clyde and Forth Press, owns 14 titles, including the Greenock Telegraph.

Gazette welcomes new editor

The Thurrock Gazette is welcoming a new editor this week, with the appointment of Neil Speight. Previously the launch editor of the East Riding Gazette, Neil joined the Essex-based newspaper on Monday and, after a brief hand-over period, will succeed

Media Ball brings in cash to beat cancer

The Yorkshire Press & Media Ball has this year raised more than £2,300. The total sum raised by the organizers, for Yorkshire Cancer research, has now topped £6,000 overall. More than 230 people enjoyed a night of fun and fundraising

New editor: new-look paper

The Scarborough Evening News has revamped its design with the introduction of a number of new features – less than a month after Ed Asquith took control as editor. The paper is dedicating space for nostalgia pictures and a women’s

New editor appointed at Scarborough title

Ed Asquith is to become the new editor of the Scarborough Evening News. Currently editorial director of the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group, he will join the Scarborough title on June 30. He takes over from Paul Napier, who was appointed