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Comprehensive coverage by pre-entry trainees

As firefighters called their first national strike in 25 years on Wednesday night, the trainee journalists at the Editorial Centre covered the story from a Hastings perspective. The young journalists, who produce two weekly newspapers – the Hastings Archer and

Big reshuffle to streamline Northcliffe's Western Newspapers

Up to ten newsroom jobs could go in a reorganisation of Northcliffe’s Western Newspapers weeklies. Changes being made under the Aim Higher cost reduction programme are set to “streamline” the management structure, with one editor retiring and her deputy’s post

Sun troop scoop on Iraq? A free weekly got there first!

A free weekly newspaper scooped The Sun to report on plans to send 800 Royal Marines back to Iraq. The national newspaper tagged a splash on the story that Tony Blair was to send the troops of 40 Commando into

Editorial shake-up at the Daily Press

A New Year shake-up at the Western Daily Press has seen a host of its staff appointed to new roles. The raft of changes has seen Ellie Campbell promoted from her job as news editor to the wider role of

Newsroom puts credibility on the line as staff take GCSEs

Staff at the Taunton Times went back to school in an experiment that put professional credibility on the line. In the Testing Times feature, six members of staff, including the editor, deputy editor and news editor, sat GCSE papers to

Waiting time is slashed after paper steps in

The intervention of the Taunton Times cut an elderly woman’s wait for hospital treatment from more than a year… down to five weeks. The 79-year-old was told she faced a 63-week wait for a consultation before treatment to a painful

Somerset staff push theboat out

Media staff from the Somerset area are preparing to compete in the Wells Moat Boat Race to raise money for local charities. Four employees of the Mid Somerset Journal will be joining the media race on Bank Holiday Monday which