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Training boost as qualifications group re-forms

The Newspaper Qualifications Council has been re-launched with Wolverhampton Express & Star managing director Keith Parker as chairman. The Council aims to actively support training and qualifications to high professional standards in all sectors of the regional newspaper industry. It

Bagging a good read from the Kent Messenger Group

The Kent Messenger Group has invested £750,000 in a pioneering move that will see all its paid-for titles sold wrapped up in polythene. Newspaper bosses say the development will make the multi-section papers more attractive to readers, keep stock in

Long-serving Lewis retires from Express

Long-serving editor Brian Lewis has retired from the Kentish Express. He has been with the Kent Messenger Group for 24 years, and stepped down from his editorship three days before his 60th birthday. Brian started off in journalism at the

Dimond takes charge of biggest-selling weekly

Nine of Kent Messenger Group’s weeklies will now come under the responsibility of Bob Dimond, who has been appointed senior editor (north and west Kent). His responsibility has expanded from the Medway Messenger and Medway Extra to embrace the six

Long-serving editor set to leave on a high

One of the Kent Messenger Group’s longest-serving journalists is to retire next month, after 34 years with the company. Brian Lewis, currently editor of the Kentish Express and the East Kent Mercury, will step down on November 12 – just

Extra web pages mean business

Kentonline is about to increase its local coverage with extra pages to cover the area’s business scene. From Monday, readers will be able click onto www.kentonline/business for up-to-the-minute information. It will carry all the latest business news and features from

Senior appointments announced

The Kent Messenger Group has made three senior appointments. On January 1, Simon Irwin will become editorial director and Simon Clubley will become advertisement director. They are currently associate director editorial and associate director advertising but will now join the

Right royal treat as paper bags sought-after seats

The Kent Messenger Group is offering readers the chance of a ring-side view of the Queen’s visit to Canterbury on Maundy Thursday. An offer of 850 special places on March 28 came through an approach from the Lord Lieutenant’s office

New publication for KMG as it combines its resources

The Kent Messenger Group is to combine the strength of two of its established papers to create a new publication, the Medway Messenger. The first issue will be published on September 7, and will have a morning and afternoon edition.