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The Appeal of Stan the Man is spreading far beyond the circulation area of the Bristol Evening Post, where deputy editor Stan Szecowka pens his weekly column and sits by a hotline for people to ring him with their views.According

Five new members for editors' committee

Andrew Smith, editor of the Sunderland Echo and Simon Bradshaw, editor of the Brighton Evening Argus, are among five new members to join the Society of Editors’ Parliamentary and Legal Committee. Also joining are Sue Ryan, managing editor of The

Echo poll wins smoking ban

Readers of the Sunderland Echo have voted overwhelmingly to make the city’s biggest shopping centre a no-smoking zone. The newspaper organised the poll on whether to allow smoking in The Bridges after highlighting the dangers of passive smoking. The company

In loving memory

Page 1 of 2 Fourteen distinguished North-East journalists were honoured when theirfamilies, friends and colleagues turned out in force to plant trees in theirmemory. One of The Northern Echo’s millennium projects last year was to helpestablish a community forest. The

Respected journalist remembered

One of the North-East’s most respected journalists has died. Tony Crangle, a former production editor at the Sunderland Echo, was 72. He began his career in journalism in 1944 as a 15s-a-week junior reporter in the Sunderland office of the

Sunderland Echo dominance confirmed

The Sunderland Echo’s dominance of the local media scene is confirmed by new research. On average, 126,000 people – 47 per cent of the adult population in the circulation area – read the Echo every day. That means it is

John puts up a Bookshelf

Award-winning journalist John Dean has set up a new children’s books website. It’s the latest twist in an eventful 20-year career in journalism which has seen John work for eight different regional titles before going it alone as a freelance

Third time lucky for Echoas thug is named

The Sunderland Echo has finally won the right to name a teenage tearaway who has terrorised Wearside. City magistrates lifted the ban which protected the identity of 16-year-old Daniel Sayers, of Tadcaster Road, Thorney Close, at the paper’s third attempt.

Profits up for Johnston

Johnston Press has revealed a 36 per cent jump in profits in its half-year results announcement. The figure is strengthened by rising advertising revenues, which are continuing strongly into the second half of the financial year. The group, which publishes

Backing for "Bede on the Block"

The Sunderland Echo says that its campaign to get a statue of The Venerable Bede put on a vacant plinth in Trafalgar Square has won backing from a Government minister. Janet Anderson, who is the minister responsible for overseeing the

Press can name over-18s in youth courts, says High Court

Northeast Press has won a landmark ruling to name teenage offenders who appear before youth courts after they have reached the age of 18. The High Court said the test case of teenager David Lee Todd, who was named by

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC

The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants. These are either settled to the express satisfaction of the

Regional press complaints are resolved

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC. This story: 9.6.2003 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and

Inaccuracy and intrusion

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC in January and February 2003. The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors

Appeal fund for Hope

A fund to help poorly Hope Elliot has been closed after Sunderland Echo readers helped raise more than £118,000 to help the youngster. Hope was born with a disfiguring illness that causes swelling to her face and head, and inside