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Editor raises £6,400 after quitting 20-a-day habit

A Scottish newspaper editor has raised more than £6,000 for charity after giving up smoking and undergoing a tough diet and exercise regime. Alan Rennie from the Stirling Observer decided to end his 40-year 20-a-day habit and get fit so

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Shropshire Star reporters Andrew Rea and Andy Richardson were among the thousands who took part in the London Marathon at the weekend.Andrew, in his first marathon, completed the 26.2 mile course in five hours and 10 minutes, while Andy made

Fraud victim editor issues warning

Stirling Observer editor Alan Rennie got more than he bargained for when he received his latest credit card bill. He had been a victim of Internet fraud totalling a value of £2,400 – and has issued a warning for people

Tabloid life sparks fundraiser

It’s been a fantastic start to life as a tabloid for the staff at the Stirling Observer. The paper was founded as broadsheet in the 1830s but in September last year was relaunched as a tabloid. Two weeks ago it

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

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Best publisher organised event – weekly newspapersWinner: West Lothian Courier – Livingston F.C. Open DayHighly commended: Morecambe Visitor – The Night Before ChristmasCertificate of merit: Oxford Times Series – In Business Exhibition Best in-paper reader offer – daily/Sunday newspapersWinner: Evening

Together we can boost sales

Teamwork between editorial, sales and promotions is the key to boosting regional newspaper sales. That will be one of the key messages at the Newspaper Society’s two-day annual newspaper sales conference which started in Manchester today. More than 300 delegates

Blood donations flood in after press campaign

The Blood Transfusion Service in Scotland has heaped praise on Scottish& Universal Newspapers’ Save A Life for Christmas Campaign. The Trinity Mirror business launched its campaign in response to an appealfrom Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service in the lead-up toChristmas

Scottish press scoop top honours

The Sunday Herald has been named Scottish Newspaper Of The Year at an event which saw the paper pick up a total of seven awards. The Glasgow-based title was the big winner of the night at the Scottish Newspaper of