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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

News in brief

Wolves boss Dave Jones took time out from his footballing exploits to visit the headquarters of the Express & Star.The high-flying Division One boss won September’s manager of the month and joined his chief executive and commercial manager for a

News in brief

Our weekly news round-up… A campaign from the Gloucester Citizen to give tougher sentences to criminals has moved a step forward.The paper had been trying to hold the Labour Government to a pledge that Jack Straw made when he was

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

Gazette organises guns amnesty

Air gun attacks could be coming to an end in South Tyneside – thanks to the Shields Gazette. The paper is making a concerted effort to outlaw the dangerous ‘toys’ – one of which claimed the life of 14-year-old boy

Gazette's Send Elliott to Oz appeal off to a flying start

An appeal launched by the Shields Gazette just two weeks ago has raised £5,000 to help send a young boy to Australia to undergo a vital brain operation. Eight-year-old Elliott Lamb was diagnosed four years ago as having gelastic epilepsy,

In loving memory

Page 1 of 2 Fourteen distinguished North-East journalists were honoured when theirfamilies, friends and colleagues turned out in force to plant trees in theirmemory. One of The Northern Echo’s millennium projects last year was to helpestablish a community forest. The

John puts up a Bookshelf

Award-winning journalist John Dean has set up a new children’s books website. It’s the latest twist in an eventful 20-year career in journalism which has seen John work for eight different regional titles before going it alone as a freelance

Look out Manchester – you have been warned!

Andy Lee, Deputy News Editor of the Shields Gazette, wants to warn Manchester journalists about a radio DJ who’s heading their way. Here’s his story, which was published in the Gazette, but read on for some more comments from an

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

Mail's boomerang effect

Ever felt the boomerang effect at your ‘paper?It’s that strange ‘problem’ of staff who just keep coming back.Hartlepool Mail editor Harry Blackwood tries to explain the phenomenon in his column this week.What’s the boomerang count in your office? e-mail us

Can I borrow a pen, please?

Rosalind Knighton works in PR, but in the past she worked for the Shields Gazette on Tyneside, and prior to that on the Shields Weekly News – now called the Whitley Bay Guardian series. She contacted us to share this

News In Brief – from around the regions

SURF-INN THE NET: One of England’s oldest pubs – Nottingham’s famous Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – has set up its own website. The Nottingham Evening Post reported on the ancient inn’s step into the 21st century and told how

News In Brief – from around the regions

WHAT A MOUTHFUL: A pub regular swapped beer for a gigantic chocolate bar in a charity challenge at his local. The Lancashire Evening Post reported that engineer Geoff Evans guzzled nine pounds of Toblerone in nine hours. The stunt, at


UNITED ON BABY’S NAME: A West Midlands husband who wanted to name his son after the entire Manchester United team has been persuaded by his wife to settle instead for a simple Ryan Matthews – in honour of United’s Ryan

News NIBs from around the regions

POSTMAN’S NIGHTMARE: A Rottweiler chased unlucky postman Paul Elliott into a telephone kiosk after stealing a full mail bag out of his hand. The Shields Gazette reported that Paul rang the assistant manager at the South Shields sorting office who