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'It's time to quit' – WDP tells 'bully-boy' chief

The Western Daily Press has called for the resignation of the Countryside Alliance chief executive Simon Hart – accusing him of trying to “bully” the paper into not printing readers’ views against hunting. The call comes after the WDP printed

Journalist photographs spy cams and staff at MoD base

Security at the UK’s answer to The Pentagon has been declared ineffective by a Western Daily Press reporter. As the Government prepares to send out guidelines for stockpiling food to prepare for a terrorist attack, Roger Tavener found Abbey Wood

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

Sporting chance for Daily Press readers

The Western Daily Press is giving one of its readers the chance to become a football star. It has kicked off a competition which will see one boy take up a place at Bristol City’s Football Academy for a minimum

Veteran political journalist to speak at Society conference

Political journalist Chris Moncrieff will be the guest speaker at the Society of Editors annual dinner in October. The Press Association journalist will provide his own insight into events of the past year such as the Hutton inquiry and difficulties

Regional editors to speak at conference

Four editors from the regional press will be among the speakers at this year’s Society of Editors Conference. Mike Gilson of The News in Portsmouth, Leicester Mercury editor Nick Carter, Hannah Walker of the South London Press and Terry Manners

Lung cancer claims feature writer

Western Daily Press features editor George Frew has died. He was 48. The multi-award-winning journalist had been battling against lung cancer, and had penned two moving articles about his illness and how he was coping with it. Less than two

'I don't want to go home in the dark'

Page 5 of 6 Things improved, and as usual, my friends were on hand to improve them. Such wonderful friends like Markie The Manc, who suffers from Old Trafford blindness, but managed to see his way to keeping in touch.

Troops' families to get Easter boost

It’s going to be an eggs-tra special Easter for the children of Westcountry servicemen out in the Gulf, thanks to the Western Daily Press and Cadburys. Some 6,000 Easter eggs are being delivered to RAF Culdrose in Cornwall and Army

Regional press staff fly to Middle East

Six regional newspapers have sent reporters to the Middle East to cover the expected conflict in Iraq. Several military units requested that their local newspaper should be positioned with them in any forthcoming conflict, including The Portsmouth News, and its

Retirement decisions prompt hunt for two new editors

The search has begun for successors to the editors at two Northcliffe evening papers. George Edwards is retiring from the South Wales Evening Post in Swansea after 40 years with the group, while Peter Moore is also retiring, after 20

No-fly zones introduced after Daily Press revelations

A no-fly zone has been put in place over Britain’s nuclear power stations – just days after the Western Daily Press questioned their security. The protection of the stations was tightened after the Press revealed how easily terrorists could target

Daily Press reveals attack danger

The Western Daily Press has shown how easily terrorists could attack a nuclear power station from the air. To expose concerns about safety, the newspaper chartered a pilot who was able to fly, with a photographer, directly over Hinkley Point

Western Daily Press:new editor named

Terry Manners, associate editor of the Press Association news agency, is to be the new editor of the Western Daily Press. He takes up the post on May 14, succeeding Ian Beales who announced his resignation last week after 20

Bid to censure paper over hunting row fails

A letters page row which ended with the Press Complaints Commission did not break any terms of the Editors’ Code of Practice. The original complaint from the Countryside Alliance was that a reader’s letter on the subject of hunting, published

South West editors welcome watchdog chairman

The Western Daily Press has hosted a reception of senior editors to meet the chairman of the Press Complaints Commission, Sir Christopher Meyer. Editors of dailies and weeklies from across the South West travelled to the Daily Press head office