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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

Sports writer dies aged 56

Scarborough Evening News sports reporter Tony Smith has died. He was 56. He had covered Scarborough Football Club for the paper for the past six seasons and was a familiar face at the club’s McCain Stadium. Before joining the Evening

New editor is named at Hartlepool Mail

Paul Napier has been appointed as the new editor of the Hartlepool Mail, succeeding Harry Blackwood, who left the company in March. Paul is currently editor of the Scarborough Evening News, a post he has held since November 2001. He

Death of former deputy editor

A Scottish journalist who became deputy editor of a leading Yorkshire newspaper has died at the age of 79. Bill Jenkins began his journalism career on a weekly newspaper in Moray and on his retirement was deputy editor of the

Post puts readers in picture

The Bristol Evening Post has launched a new online picture service for its readers. A new website allows readers to order pictures which have appeared in the paper. The site will also contain images taken by Evening Post photographers that

Long-serving columnist dies

Long-serving Scarborough Evening News columnist Athol Wallis has died, aged 83. Thought to be the longest serving regular contributor to the paper in its history, he wrote a natural history column under the pen name AJW for 49 years. His

Johnston revenues growing

Revenues are growing at Johnston Press, despite a national advertising slump. Circulation of the group’s weekly newspapers remains stable but the nine evening titles are currently showing small declines in a tough period for the industry as a whole. But

New editor for Scarborough newspaper

Paul Napier has been named as the new editor of the Scarborough Evening News. Paul, (35), joins the Evening News from the Bucks Herald in Aylesbury, where he was previously editor-in-chief. He said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Evening

Advertising growth boosts Johnston

Johnston Press has announced a growth in advertising revenues for the year – despite tough trading conditions in the industry as a whole. Circulation of its weekly titles is “marginally ahead” overall, but its evening titles are showing a slight

Farewell to Scarborough news editor

A former news editor who worked at the Nuremburg war crimes trials has died, aged 73. George Exley, who spent 36 years working for the Scarborough Evening News, died in hospital at the weekend. He had held various positions at

Free Press assistant editor retires

The assistant editor of the Doncaster Free Press has retired after a career in journalism stretching back 50 years. Ken Hopkins, 65, has a reputation as one of Yorkshire’s most respected journalists and will be replaced at the Free Press

Bungee rush "amazing"

A plea for volunteers to raise cash for charity in a double reverse bungee jump got as far as the Scarborough Evening News office – and found two willing daredevils. So intrepid reporter Jacob Good and his colleague, editorial assistant