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Mail's Sports Argus is sent off

Falling sales prompt closure of standalone Saturday sports edition after more than 100 years

Mercury sets up face-to-face Q&A with Tory leader Howard

Tory leader Michael Howard has visited the Birmingham newsroom of the Sunday Mercury for a face-to-face question-and-answer session from readers. The meeting, set up by Mercury head of content Tony Larner, brought readers face-to-face with Mr Howard – and they

Mercury sets national news agenda

The Sunday Mercury is celebrating after setting the national news agenda for the second week in a row, following its exclusive interview with a gay couple who adopted three children. The Birmingham-based newspaper, which is owned by Trinity Mirror, published

News in brief

The journalist that broke the story of former a Miss World being an unmarried mother – a revelation that led to her losing her crown – has confessed to feeling guilt over the story’s repercussions.Broadcaster Tim Richards, who was at

New face on regionals' parliamentary beat

Caroline Wheeler has been appointed the Northcliffe parliamentary correspondent. She takes up her duties from Monday September 6, and will serve the daily titles in Humberside and Lincolnshire, as well as the South Wales Evening Post, succeeding Zoe Hughes who

Group-wide efficiency project prompts press closure

Trinity Mirror has announced it is to close its press in Chester as part of a group-wide project to cut costs and improve operating efficiencies and newspaper quality. The Chronicle Series, North Wales Weekly News Series and Buy Sell group

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A former Edinburgh University academic is claiming that media pessimism about the future of Gaelic could be a factor in the language’s demise.Dr Emily McEwan Fujita examined the media’s coverage of Gaelic and Gaelic speakers during 2000 at Edinburgh University’s

'True wordsmith' Richard Williamson has died

Sunday Mercury chief feature writer Richard Williamson, one of the Midlands’ best-loved and most respected journalists, has died following a suspected heart attack. He was 56. For the past 35 years, Dick’s unique brand of journalism has been gracing the

Flooding forces Post & Mail disaster plan into action

Papers at the Birmingham Post & Mail were under threat as millions of gallons of water flooded into the papers’ city centre headquarters. An eight-inch water hydrant which feeds the former Post & Mail tower had sheared during Friday evening,