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Record figures for speed camera van story

The Shropshire Star’s website has enjoyed record viewing figures – for an article about a speed camera van allegedly being caught speeding. The article, which can be seen here was posted on the Shropshire Star.com website on Monday and the

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Media commentator Ray Snoddy will be the keynote speaker at the Newspaper Society’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Conference. Taking place in Birmingham on Monday, April 4, the conference will be followed by a gala awards ceremony designed to recognise and

New MD for island publisher

Paul Carter has been appointed managing director of the Guernsey Press Ltd, publishers of the Guernsey Press and Star. Previously deputy managing director of the Guernsey Press, his appointment follows a reorganisation of parent group Guiton’s publishing interests into a

Star digs deep to pay tribute to gardening legend

The Shropshire Star is commissioning a life-sized bronze sculpture of gardening legend Percy Thrower in memory of the county’s adopted son. The newspaper is funding the project from its own pocket to commemorate the 60th anniversary of his arrival in

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A school nativity scene with Mary, Joseph and the “baby Jesus” (a doll) became a one-parent family – temporarily – when a photographer from the North West Evening Mail turned up.Joseph was photographed alone with the “baby” after Mary’s parents

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Former National Union of Journalists headquarters Acorn House could be sold off as the union buys new offices in Glasgow and Dublin to replace rented accommodation there.The current tenants of Acorn House, who pay £200,000 a year for the King’s