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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,

43 per cent pass rate for Autumn NCE

The National Certificate has been awarded to 103 candidates who sat the NCE earlier this year – a pass rate of 43 per cent. Just under half the 239 candidates entered for the exam have qualified as journalists after sitting

Newspaper founder is remembered as it turns 150

The Surrey Comet has marked its 150th anniversary by remembering how it all began, with founder and local printer Thomas Philpott. Current Comet editor Sean Duggan lay flowers on the grave of the man who was once its only staff

Comet set to party as it reaches the big 150

The Surrey Comet is preparing to celebrate its 150th anniversary, with a staff reunion, archive of memories and a car giveaway all planned to mark the occassion. The weekly paid-for tabloid, which covers Kingston and surrounding areas in south west

News in brief

A group of youngsters aged between 12 and 16 have become the latest columnists for the Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald.The young villagers will write and design their monthly Snowdon Speaks column in which they will tell readers about their lives,

Cancer claims life of former reporter

Former Surrey Comet reporter Pamela Fletcher Jones MBE has died. She was 81 and had been suffering from cancer. Pamela trained as a shorthand typist and a nurse and spent the war in the RAF and working as a naval

Quality reporting sparks key drugs meeting

The positive impact of high quality journalism was highlighted when a conference on crack cocaine was organised as a direct result of a feature in the Surrey Comet by trainee reporter Simeon Brody. The conference, at Kingston University, brought together

New publication brings Kingston a-Live

Newsquest South London has launched a new title – Kingston Live – a free monthly listings magazine for Kingston, which will be distributed with the Surrey Comet. The 48-page, B5 magazine, packed with local information, will also be distributed to

Damage caused in violent visit to newspaper office

Thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused when a man wreaked havoc in the car park of a Newsquest newspaper office. Fourteen cars were damaged after the man, driving a Volvo estate, repeatedly rammed the vehicles – parked at

Relaunch for newly-acquired title

Just four months after its purchase by Newsquest, the Wandsworth Borough News is to be relaunched on November 2. South London Guardian, part of Newsquest (London), has announced a range of initiatives for the 120-year-old newspaper as the first stage

"Unfair" article about Tommy Johnson

More resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during January 2002 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

Court reporting assured as paper repels closure threat

The Surrey Comet is celebrating after its year-long Save our Magistrates Court campaign succeeded in preventing the closure of Kingston’s ancient court. Yvette Cooper, Minister for the Lord Chamberlain’s Department, annnounced in the House of Commons that the court would

Comet blazes trail on underage drinking

The Surrey Comet has launched a campaign to crack down on underage drinking. A survey by Kingston reporters proved the problem was rife in the borough and editor Sean Duggan decided that in the run up to Christmas the time

Editorial success saluted at Newsquest awards

The Argus, Brighton, has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the annual Newsquest editorial awards. Simon Bradshaw, editorof The Argus, receives theDaily Newspaperof the Year award from Paul Davidson, Newsquest’s chairman and chief executive The judge described the

Evening Press is Newspaper of the Year

The York Evening Press has been named Newsquest Daily Newspaper of the Year. The accolade was one of 15 handed out at the publishing company’s annual editorial awards, which celebrated the cream of the group’s journalism. Judges said the Evening