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Lindsay Nicholson, editor-in-chief of Good Housekeeping magazine, and Harriet Wilson, director of editorial administration and rights at Conde Nast, have joined the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee, which reviews the voluntary code of standards overseen by the Press Complaints Commission.Nominated

Business daily gets a new lease of life

The Newcastle Journal is to launch a revamped version of its Northern Business Daily supplement on Monday. Originally published in March 2001, the supplement now boasts a greater variety of columnists and a more concentrated focus on the ‘after hours’

Shake up at Scottish titles

New editors are to take charge at the Edinburgh Evening News and Scotland on Sunday as part of a shake-up at the top of three newspapers owned by Scotsman Publications. Ian Stewart, editor of the Edinburgh Evening News for the

Shropshire sister titles celebrate 150 years

Shropshire-based sister titles the Newport Advertiser and Bridgnorth Journal have been celebrating their 150th anniversaries. It is by coincidence that the papers are both the same age, as they were started independently and were acquired by Shropshire Newspapers – which

Linford hands parliamentary baton to Zoe

Former lobby correspondent Paul Linford has joined Northcliffe’s online division to develop the newspaper websites and explore new commercial avenues. Since 1996, he has been the Newcastle Journal’s political editor and most recently assistant editor (politics). His move to Northcliffe

New face on regionals' parliamentary beat

Caroline Wheeler has been appointed the Northcliffe parliamentary correspondent. She takes up her duties from Monday September 6, and will serve the daily titles in Humberside and Lincolnshire, as well as the South Wales Evening Post, succeeding Zoe Hughes who

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The Haverhill Weekly News has been cleared of wrongly dismissing two receptionists.An employment tribunal threw out claims of constructive unfair dismissal against the pair, who were part-time workers, and said that the company had the right to allocate specific days

Journal series puts speed cameras under the spotlight

The Journal in Newcastle is to put speed cameras under the spotlight in a series of articles assessing whether they are effective safety devices or just an extra source of Government revenue. The paper has joined forces with the AA

Former regionals man set for two-year Vietnam adventure

Former regional press journalist Steve Jackson is quitting his PR firm and home in Newcastle to become a fundraiser in Vietnam. Steve, (33), who began his career at the Gateshead Post before becoming a Homemaker writer with The Journal, has

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A Bedfordshire on Sunday investigation has revealed that a subsidised bus service aimed at disadvantaged communities is being abused by local business people as a way of commuting to the railway station and getting a lift to the pub.The paper

£2.6m press investment to bring full colour

Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd has confirmed that a £2.6m investment will go ahead to increase colour capacity on its presses. The development will give it the capability of producing newspapers, which include a four-edition Chronicle and five-edition Journal, with

Former editor dies aged 99

A former newspaper editor who spent half a century in journalism has died aged 99. Robert Clough, who had been awarded the CBE for services to the newspaper industry, was just two months short of his 100th birthday. During his

Journal team make a splash

Staff at the Lowestoft Journal helped boost fundraising efforts for a new community football centre in the town when they donned their trunks to take part in a swimathon. Editor Russell Cook teamed up with the paper’s field sales representatives

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The Carmarthen Journal has joined forces with the Woodland Trust in a campaign to buy 32 acres of woodland near Llandello.The Journal is focusing on the campaign with fact, figures and more information on how it can help readers reach

Journal launches 'seriously good news' push

A “new look” Newcastle Journal is being launched – under the banner of Seriously Good News. The campaign is a bid to encourage readers to form a more personal and relevant relationship with the newspaper. A mini-Journal has already been

Journal finds public 'in the dark' on referendum

An exclusive poll from The Journal has shown the north-east’s lack of interest in changes to local politics. Most people questioned in a poll commissioned by the paper do not know that a vote is to be held on whether