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Somerset County Gazette readers are being asked for help in treating oil-stricken birds at the RSPCA’s animal centre near Taunton.The paper has launched Operation Guillemot as the West Hatch centre takes in hundreds of birds covered in oil after the

Record start to 2004 for Gazette

The Somerset County Gazette has produced the biggest issue in the paper’s 168-year history. The 160-page edition included a record Homelife property supplement, which ran at 64 pages. It also contained a 16-page Nativity plays special, featuring more than 90

South West awards shortlist

Three newspapers are in the running for the title of Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year in the BT West of England Press and Broadcast Awards. The Bristol Evening Post, the Western Daily Press and the Western Morning News make

West of England winners revealed

The Plymouth-based Western Morning News has won the coveted 1999 BT West of England Daily Newspaper of the Year category for the first time after being a runner-up three times in the previous four years. Barrie Williams, editor of the

Successful NCE candidates – Spring 2005

The following candidates, listed under the centre at which they sat the examination, have now gained the National Certificate: BOURNEMOUTH Samantha Chapman Aldershot News Gary Cleland Newbury Weekly News Matthew Dickinson The News, Portsmouth Huw Griffith Dorset Echo Lisa-Marie Harrity

Successful NCE candidates – Autumn 2004

The following candidates, listed under the centre at which they sat the examination, have now gained the National Certificate. Click here to see the successful photographers. BOURNEMOUTH Kieran Fox Southern Daily Echo Angela Gallen Dorset Echo Lynn Jackson Daily Echo,

43 per cent pass rate for Autumn NCE

The National Certificate has been awarded to 103 candidates who sat the NCE earlier this year – a pass rate of 43 per cent. Just under half the 239 candidates entered for the exam have qualified as journalists after sitting

NCE success for 55 per cent of candidates

A 55 per cent pass rate in the Spring 2003 National Certificate Examination means that 156 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 286 candidtates sat the NCE in April at 16 centres across the UK. The candidates who

Trainees' hard work rewarded

Trainee journalists from a wide range of weekly and evening newspapers have had their hard work rewarded with awards from the National Council for the Training of Journalism. A presentation event was set up by the NCTJ’s North East Regional

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