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Tributes to John Woods

Tributes have been paid to Southport and Formby journalist John Woods, who has died at the age 54. Mr Woods, who was schools editor for the Southport Visiter and Mediamix, had suffered a short illness. He worked for the Mediamix

Sponsor a plank in time for Ticklemas Day

Veteran comedian Ken Dodd has joined forces with the Southport Visiter to raise money for the restoration of Southport Pier. The ‘tattifilarious’ funnyman helped the newspaper launch an appeal which involves readers ‘buying’ a plank for the brand new pier.

Council caught in a tights spot

We’ve all heard how a pair of stockings can come to the rescue of a stranded motorist. But Southport residents were learning to expect the recent floods to be solved using pairs of tights. The Southport Visiter reported how flood

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

Reporter wins right to name teenage hammer attacker

The Southport Visiter has won the right to name a teenager jailed for nine years after attacking his grandmother with a claw hammer. Reporter Greg O’Keeffe successfully applied to overturn a Section 39 Order at Liverpool Crown Court. He argued

Weekly Newspaper Award winners announced

The Newbury Weekly News and Hunts Post took the top honours at the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards last night. The Newbury Weekly News was crowned Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the Year, judges hailing it as “a supreme example of

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

Regional press in the running for top awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Bournemouth Daily Echo, Shields Gazette and Western Mail are among those in the running for a Newspaper Society award. The nominations are part of the Society’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, which include several

Prize-winning journalists do the business

The 2002 Yorkshire Bank Northern Business Journalist of the Year Award winners have been announced, with the Newspaper of the Year prize going to the Yorkshire Post. Judge Nick Garbutt, from Yorkshire Bank, said: “The Yorkshire Post produced an outstanding

Gazette named best in the North West

Page 1 of 2 The Blackpool Gazette has been chosen as this year’s top daily newspaper at the annual BNFL-sponsored North West Newspaper Awards. The Gazette fought off tough competition from last year’s winner, the News & Star, Carlisle, and

Journal is Newspaper of the Year

Journalists from the Daily Post, Wakefield Express and The Journal were lapping up the plaudits as the Northern Business Journalist of the Year awards were announced. Newspaper of the Year was the Newcastle-upon-Tyne-based Journal. The other shortlisted entries were the