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New editor for Star website

The Shropshire Star’s award-winning website,, is to get a new editor. Ian Harvey, who is currently the paper’s assistant chief sub, will take over from Mark Waugh in the New Year. Ian, (39), has worked for the Midland News

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,

NCE success for 44 per cent of candidates

A 44 per cent pass rate in the National Certificate Examination means that 116 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 263 candidates sat the National Certificate Examination in October at 15 centres across the UK. The candidates who

Sports editor to become 'Santa' for record attempt

Marathon-running sports editor Dave McLean will be donning his Santa hat and beard this weekend as part of a bid to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Dave, (55), from the Staffordshire Newsletter, is planning to join

Reporter's investigation leads to jail term for councillor

Journalist Richard Orange played a key role in bringing a council misconduct case to court, which has resulted in the jailing of a former council leader for 18 months. The freelance, who runs the Lincoln-based Orchard News Bureau, spotted alterations

Longest-serving editor prepares to step down

Malcolm Richards, thought to be the longest serving regional newspaper editor in England, is preparing to retire. He has spent the past 27 years in the editor’s chair at the Richmond & Twickenham Times. Malcolm, (65), is a member of