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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

RIM report deadline extended

The Competition Commission has put back the date by which it will report to the Department of Trade and Industry on the proposed take over of newspaper publisher Regional Independent Media (RIM) from September 27 until October 6. Gannett UK,

Profits up for Johnston

Johnston Press has revealed a 36 per cent jump in profits in its half-year results announcement. The figure is strengthened by rising advertising revenues, which are continuing strongly into the second half of the financial year. The group, which publishes

Latest on RIM merger bids

Three newspaper groups have been sent “issues letters” by the Competition Commission as the next stage in the process to decide who could take over Regional Independent Media – the sixth largest regional publisher in the UK. This routine step

New Gazette editor

Damian Holmes has been named successor to Phil Pledger as editor of the Whitby Gazette. Damian, formerly the deputy at Whitby, is now in post and looking forward to taking the 13,000-circulation weekly forward, with the help of his seven

Scarborough?Simply the best!

Residents of the north Yorkshire seaside resort of Scarborough have hit back after vitriolic columnist Victor Lewis-Smith attacked their town. In one of his regular columns for the London Evening Standard, Mr Lewis-Smith condemned Scarborough as being “dismal in season