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Guns amnesty gets results

More than 40 dangerous air weapons have been taken off the streets of South Tyneside in an operation prompted by the Shields Gazette’s Hand Them In campaign. Police are so pleased with the success of the guns amnesty that it

Gazette move could bring forward surgery

A Tynecastle newspaper has got off to a flying start with its campaign to send an eight-year-old boy to Australia for pioneering brain tumour surgery. Elliott Lamb was diagnosed with a rare form a epilepsy four years ago, causing him

Paper's fight hits Westminster

The editor of a Tyneside newspaper has taken his paper’s fight to Westminster, backed by a 1,100-name petition. Rob Lawson, of The Shields Gazette, met energy minister Peter Hain to urge the Government to provide a much-needed miners’ testing centre

Minister backs work campaign

The Shields Gazette has received Government recognition for its efforts to help people in South Tyneside find work. The We Can Work It Out campaign was praised by the Minister for Employment, Welfare to Work and Equal Opportunities, Tessa Jowell,

Booklet boost to drink campaign

The dangerous impact of alcohol is being highlighted to Tynesiders in a 24-page booklet from the Shields Gazette. Thousands of the glossy pamphlets are being sent out across South Tyneside. The move was sparked by the overwhelming public response to

Johnston performing 'better than expected'

The circulations of weekly newspapers owned by Johnston Press have continued to rise over the past six months, according to the publisher. The increase is in keeping with the trend of the past seven years, and there were also marked

Johnston Press signals intent as revenue and profits rise

Johnston Press has announced its results for the year, and signalled its intention to expand. The regional press publisher, which owns 241 local newspapers and runs 160 community websites, recorded a 15 per cent increase in turnover, which rose to

Johnston profits up 51 per cent

Johnston Press made pre-tax profits of £66.7m in the first half of this year, and says it has made a “satisfactory” start to the second half. In its interim results for the six months to June 30, the regional newspaper

Johnston presses ahead

Johnston Press is reporting that trading for the first five months of the year has been “encouraging” and ahead of the board’s expectations. Its latest trading update reveals like-for-like advertising revenues grew by two per cent in the first five

Record profits for Johnston

Turnover and operating profit at Johnston Press both increased by more than 40 per cent last year, to £428.4m and £129.5m respectively, the group has announced. The figures were revealed in the preliminary results for the year ending December 31,

Profits should be "top of the range" – Johnston

Johnston Press is predicting annual profits at the top of the range of current market estimates in its latest trading update. Advertising revenue has continued to grow, circulation of its weekly papers is up, and costs have been reined in

Gazette scoops six in North East Press Awards

The Evening Gazette, Middlesbrough, carried off the North East Newspaper of the Year title to complete a bumper evening at the Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. Here is the full roll of honour: North East Newspaper of the

Talented North East news staff to compete for prizes

The best of the regional press in the North East is set to compete for a host of prizes at next month’s Tom Cordner Transco North East Press Awards. More than 60 journalists and publications have been shortlisted in a

Regional press in the running for top awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Bournemouth Daily Echo, Shields Gazette and Western Mail are among those in the running for a Newspaper Society award. The nominations are part of the Society’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, which include several