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Reporting bad news

Since April last year, the South London Press and Mercury newspapers have worked closely with Bernadette Williams to find her teenage daughter Hannah. Nearly a year later, Kent police announced the sad news this week that they believe a body

Former lino operator launches website

Dave Hughes, a former Linotype operator for the Yorkshire Evening Press, has launched his own website. The site is aimed at bringing together people with an interest in the Linotype machine, such as former lino operators, or for people with

Undercover stunt highlights security

An in-depth report highlighting security on the London Eye is winging its to the Metropolitan Police after an investigation by the South London Press. The move comes after an undercover reporter from the paper was able to smuggle what it

Henry Clother tributes

Henry Clother, who taught generations of aspiring journalists their art, has died. He spent 13 years in charge of the newspaper course at City University’s graduate centre for journalism in London, after a career in newspapers which included spells at

Lee tells of his New York terror

A former South London Press journalist has told how he got caught in the debris of the falling twin towers following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre. Lee Brown, who now works for The Mirror, had to make

Reporter's "first" on camera

The South London Press is urging readers to give their blood to save a life. And the paper is taking its coverage to a rather more interesting level – with one of its reporters describing her experience of being a

Latest union activity

The National Union of Journalists has secured union recognition at the News Shopper Series – a group of weekly newspapers in Kent and South London – after 90% of journalists voted “yes” in aballot (27 votes to three). The NUJ

Cut restrictions to save the Press – says Trinity Mirror

Local newspapers could end up losing out because of merger rules pushed through Parliament 27 years ago, publishing group Trinity Mirror is claiming. The Fair Trading Act 1973 still governs newspaper mergers today. The group is claiming it imposes unfair

Countdown to BT awards for cream of the weeklies

Staff at nine weekly newspapers will find out tomorrow (Thursday) if they have scooped one of the top prizes in British journalism. The papers were regional winners in the annual BT Press and Broadcast Awards and have gone on to

Moves for recognition

Talks are under way at newspapers around the country to thrash out agreements on recognition of the National Union of Journalists. Meetings between union representatives and management were taking place this week at the Yorkshire Evening Post and Sheffield Star

What's in YOUR drawers?

A trawl through desk drawers at the South London Press produced some interesting finds, after a survey revealed the saucy secrets of British office workers. Management specialists Kardex Systems claim that four per cent of staff keep kinky toys, from

Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000

The Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000 were announced at a gala dinner in Newcastle after the Weekly Newspaper Conference. Here is the full list: Best advertisement feature – Paid-for weekly newspapers Winner: Somerset County Gazette Highly Commended: Luton News/Dunstable

Awards salute cream of the weeklies

The Bucks Herald has been named Weekly Paid-for Newspaper of the Year by the Newspaper Society. The Milton Keynes Citizen won the Free Newspaper of the Year title in the society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000. Both papers were praised for

Awards hopefuls line up for prestigious BT final

The cream of the regional media will be saluted on Thursday as the prestigious BT national awards for excellence are handed out. A quality field of entrants, already crowned regional winners in nine heats across the country, has been chosen

BT awards shortlist unveiled

IT’S down to two – Metro London and the Ipswich Evening Star – in the battle to be named London and Northern Home Counties Daily Newspaper of the Year. Shortlisted entrants in the annual BT Press and Broadcast Awards were

Doris is not dead – despite reports to the contrary

She looks so pleased! A challenge indeed: No doubt the poor little mite will get his vampire friends to dispense natural justice. Yes, it was the Royal British Legion, and a very busy sub-editor. And finally: In the capital, the