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New Sheffield presses set to roll in 2007

Presses are due to start rolling at a new newspaper printing plant in Sheffield in 2007. Johnston Press is investing £60m on a new facility being built on the site of the former Dinnington colliery in South Yorkshire. It will

New editor at the Star

Alan Powell has been named as the new editor of the Sheffield Star. Previously editor of the Star’s weekly sister paper, the Sheffield Telegraph, he was officially installed in the post this week after being acting editor since October. He

Pay deal reached at Sheffield Newspapers

National Union of Journalists members at Sheffield Newspapers have agreed a pay deal with company management. Journalists at the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Telegraph, Sheffield Weekly Gazette, Sheffield Journal and the website, all owned by Johnston Press, had voted in

Editorial trainer Eric Firth has died

A journalist whose career developed into editorial training has died aged 77. Eric Firth worked at the North West Evening Mail as training officer in the early 1980s, where he was also a sub editor and later chief sub. He

Footballers' farewell to Kevin

A minute’s silence was held before a Galloping Gweilos football team match in Hong Kong following the death of one of its players, former Sheffield Newspapers journalist Kevin Faure. He had played for the team for six years, moving to

New member needed

The Society of Editors is looking for a new board member to replace Neil Fowler, who will shortly complete his term on the board. Mr Fowler, editor of the Western Mail, will retire as immediate past president at the AGM

"Too few women editors" says Liz Page

Liz Page, editor of the Evening Press, York, has won the unanimous nomination of the board of the Society of Editors to take over as vice president next month. If the annual meeting in Cardiff in October backs the board’s

Newsquest award entries to go before judges

Entries in this year’s Newsquest editorial awards will be judged tomorrow. The awards are in 10 categories – for daily newspaper of the year, weekly newspaper, free newspaper, reporter, feature writer, sports writer, photographer, newcomer, graphic artist and website. Judges

Yorkshire Post named North East Daily Newspaper of the Year

The Yorkshire Post was yesterday named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the BT North East Press and Broadcast Awards. The Wakefield Express won the Weekly Newspaper of the Year title in a ceremony at York racecourse. HoldTheFrontPage will publish

Awards hat-trick for the Post

The Liverpool Daily Post has picked up a hat-trick of awards at this year’s North West Newspaper Awards. The newspaper beat competition from titles across Cheshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cumbria to be crowned Daily Newspaper of the Year.

Gazette named best in the North West

Page 1 of 2 The Blackpool Gazette has been chosen as this year’s top daily newspaper at the annual BNFL-sponsored North West Newspaper Awards. The Gazette fought off tough competition from last year’s winner, the News & Star, Carlisle, and

MBE surprise for journalist Peter

Regional journalist Peter Harvey is being rewarded for more than 50 years in the industry with an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Peter, (67), is a columnist for the Sheffield Star and a well-known local historian. Peter Harvey He

Regionals scoop top industry awards

Regional newspapers were among the winners at this year’s Association of Circulation Executives Press Awards announced in London. The awards recognise the work of circulation and distribution staff within the newspaper and magazine industry, and there were two categories specifically

Weekly Newspaper Awards – nominations announced

Page 1 of 2 The nominations for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2001 have been announced. The competition, open to all paid-for and free weekly newspapers in the UK in current membership of Newspaper Society marketing, is designed to

News & Star named top daily

Page 1 of 2 The News & Star, Carlisle, has been crowned the North-West’s top daily newspaper at the 10th annual BNFL-sponsored North-West Newspaper Awards. The winners of the prestigious competition were announced at the JJB Sports Stadium in Wigan,