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Job swap journos get a new perspective on office life

A new staff exchange scheme is under way at Northcliffe Newspapers to nurture the group’s rising stars. A trial of the system at daily and weekly papers in the group shows journalists how key activities are carried out in other

Midlands paper's baby boom: quartet of girls arrives

There’s been a baby boom at the Tamworth Herald with four new arrivals in the last few weeks. Photographer Paul Kyte, page planner Mandy Boyle, ledger clerk Faye Simpson and sales administrator Adele Hall all produced baby girls in the

BT winners announced

The first of the regional BT-sponsored Press and Broadcast Awards were handed out in Birmingham last night, with the Sunday Mercury claiming the prestigious title of Midlands Daily Newspaper of the Year for 1999. Thirteen different awards were presented for

Shanahan lifts award

At the Tamworth Herald’s awards to honour the town’s unsung heroes, one winner was totally surprised when his name was called out. Deputy Herald editor Phil Shanahan was given a special recognition for his work on the Colin Grazier campaign.

Press Gazette award winners

Winners of the Press Gazette Regional Press Awards have received their prizes from former Coventry Evening Telegraph journalist Dermot Murnaghan – who now presents ITV’s nightly news. The top prize of Newspaper of the Year, sponsored by National Savings, was

51 per cent pass rate for NCE

A 51 per cent pass rate in the National Certificate Examination means that 136 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 265 candidates sat the National Certificate Examination in April at 16 centres across the UK, as well as

Jobs boost for formereditor's class

A former editor of the Tamworth Herald is offering budding young journalists a chance to get a foot in the door of the industry. The full-time course is designed to lead to direct entry into the profession. All but three

Exclusive tail for Tamworth

Tamworth Herald photographer Paul Barber was on the spot when a nosey fox terrier called ‘Rock’ was rescued from a drainage pipe four feet underground in the middle of nowhere. The result was a full colour page of pictures. But

Paul soars skyward on impromptu photo trip

Tamworth Herald readers have been treated to a bird’s-eye view of the town after photographer Paul Barber took to the air on an impromptu microlight flight. Paul was invited to join friend Barry Wright – who recently gained his microlight

Swift joins picture team at CIN

The Tamworth Herald’s award-winning photographic team is welcoming new member, Tony Swift – who has more than 25 years’ experience behind the lens. He began his career as an office junior at the Derby Evening Telegraph, where his interest in

Local knowledge pays off

Local knowledge paid off for Tamworth Herald photographer Paul Barber. He ‘scooped’ a posse of national and regional press and TV cameramen for shots of one of the country’s hottest pop groups. He was one of dozens of lensmen at

News in brief

Survey favours traditional media. Plus: News readers to put PM on the spot – and more news in brief

Death of columnist and former editor

Tributes are paid to former Lichfield Mercury, Tamworth Herald and Evening Mail man