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First woman daily paper editor at MNA

The Midlands News Association has appointed its first woman daily newspaper editor as part of a change-round at two of its flagship newspapers. Sarah-Jane Smith (below), deputy editor of the Shropshire Star for the past six years, has been appointed

Death of former journalism trainer

Peter Cooper, a well-known Midlands journalist who helped many journalists in the early stages of their careers, has died. He had been ill for some time with Parkinson’s Disease and died of a heart attack. He was 60. Born in

Warren's week to remember

Before Warren Wilson left his editorship at the Express & Star, Wolverhampton, he saw one of the most eventful weeks of his career. Just days before he took up his new role as managing director of Shropshire Newspapers Ltd, which

Forgotten news in Oswestry

The Shropshire Star is on the move in Oswestry – and the change of scene has unearthed a few memories among the junk from the cupboards in the old office. Ten members of staff are based in the district office,

Trouble with dogs? New guide may have the answer

Paper boys and paper girls are being encouraged to take on board safety tips from the Newspaper Society while making their deliveries. Its alphabetical guide is aimed at newspaper sales managers and advises on issues such as payment collection, child

See Star production onthe Net

Internet users can see the Shropshire Star putting its post-election edition to bed in the early hours of Friday morning. Video footage of the reporting and production team getting the paper out in time for people to buy one on

Page views and contenton the up

An increase in the page-count for the online version of the Shropshire Star has coincided with an increase in the information available to readers. Page impressions have gone up from 528,000 in February to 667,000 in March, the latest figures

Readers have their say online

The Shropshire Star is encouraging people to chat using its new online forums. The latest addition to the newspaper’s website enables readers to have their say and find out what other readers think. Currently the main focus is the Farmers’

New faces and promotions at Sunday title

Andy Mallabone (39) has been appointed head of design on the Sunday Mercury, the Birmingham-based Trinity Mirror tabloid. He was previously on secondment from the Birmingham Evening Mail and had been heavily involved in the recent relaunch of the title.

Star man misses out on jackpot

Shropshire Star man Andy Maxwell has missed out on the £5,500 top prize on daytime quiz show The Biggest Game in Town. Andy, a circulation rep for the Star at Ketley, beat two other contestants in a general knowledge quiz

Star man misses out on jackpot

Shropshire Star man Andy Maxwell has missed out on the £5,550 top prize on daytime quiz show The Biggest Game in Town. Andy, circulation representative for the Star at Ketley, beat two other contestants in a general knowledge quiz to

Stadium bid backed by readers

A scheme to get Shrewsbury Town football club into a new stadium received a shot in the arm when public opinion was tested in the Shropshire Star. The results of a poll showed 69 per cent of 8,000 replies were

Vote on town's "hottestissue"

Readers are being asked to give their views on a new football stadium for their town. The Shropshire Star has asked readers to contribute to the debate over a new home for Shrewsbury Town. The paper is to join forces

Undercover operation leadsto vice fine

A woman who was setting up massage parlours in the Telford area has been sentenced by magistrates following an undercover investigation by the Shropshire Star. Magistrates were told she was caught in “sexual activity” with a client at her latest

Star websites are sought

Webmasters in the Shropshire and mid-Wales region are being asked to enter their Internet sites into a competition run by the Shropshire Star. The contest is hoping to find the best websites being built in the area and give them

Minister praises Star

Government minister Elliot Morley has praised the Shropshire Star for the professional way in which it covered the recent floods. Mr Morley also gave the newspaper credit for leading the public debate in the search for a solution. The flood