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Third editorship for Bill

Bill Browne, editor-in-chief of Gazette Newspapers, is leaving Basingstoke to take up his third editorship. After six years Bill will leave the Gazette on March 22 and take up his new role as editor of the Salisbury Journal and Avon

"It's one of the best jobs there is"

After a newspaper career spanning 49 years, two centuries and two millenniums, Barry Hartley, editor of the Lowestoft Journal, is preparing to retire. Barry has spent the last 16 years at the helm of the weekly title and his whole

Website figures soar

Page impressions for the This is North Devon website have soared to 60,000 a week – in just 12 months. The figure is three times the total for February last year. The Journal has had its own website for three

Every journalist's nightmare

The Journal offices in Newcastle have been immortalised on video after filming for a new TV drama took place in the newsroom library. The star of the show was Robson Green, who was shooting scenes for crime thriller Wire In

Yvonne's friends tell of strong character

As the world saw journalist Yvonne Ridley emerge from a car at the border with Pakistan after ten days in captivity, her friends from the regional press around Britain also watched the story unfold. The 43-year-old mum was seized by

Journal helping Devon markets to thrive

The North Devon Journal is helping to secure the future of markets in the Barnstaple area. New traders have been queuing up to join the markets, in particular the antique and craft markets, following an article in the Journal, which

Editors unite in fight for foot and mouth public inquiry

Regional papers from across the country are linking up to fight for a full public inquiry into foot and mouth disease. The Western Morning news is working with The Journal, Newcastle, the Western Mail and trade magazine Farmers Weekly to

Happy Birthday Wells Journal

The Wells Journal is celebrating being 150 today. On August 2, 1851, the very first edition was published. To celebrate, a special edition of the paper was printed, with an exact copy of that historic first edition. Assistant editor Michael

Journal praise from the corridors of power

Local dignitaries have been paying tribute to the Leigh Journal as it celebrates its first birthday. The 20p paper which is published every Friday is exactly one year old – and has clearly been hitting the spot with the community

Pill girl stunt highlighted in Lords' debate

An investigation into sales of the “morning-after” pill to underage girls has been mentioned in the House of Lords. Baroness Young highlighted the special Newcastle Journal report in which a 14-year-old bought the pill at two local pharmacies, claiming to

Independent survey puts Chronicle on top

The Evening Chronicle is still the North East’s biggest selling daily newspaper, new research has revealed. An independent survey showed the Newcastle Chronicle reaches an average of 254,000 people every day and more than 400,000 adults every week. Research, by

Today, the Journaltomorrow, the world!

Stories from the North Devon Journal have been appearing far and wide. Their running story about the Phantom Gnome Planter of Old Lynton Town – who keeps covering a local couple’s front garden with gnomes – has attracted the attention

Winning double at Journal

The Journal series of newspapers has been named top free weekly newspaper at the Newsquest-Gannett Editors’ Conference for the second year running. The three-edition newspaper includes the wholly paid-for Cotswolds edition and Evesham and Stratford editions, which are mainly free

Henderson to edit The Journal

Gerard Henderson, editor of The Gazette, Blackpool, has been named as the editor of The Journal, Newcastle. He will take up his post on July 3, succeeding Mark Dickinson, whose appointment as editor of the Liverpool Echo was announced in

Swain to manage combined North East operations for Trinity Mirror

Trinity Mirror’s newspaper titles in the North East are being consolidated through the appointment of a new regional operations director, Ian Swain (pictured). His role will be to manage the operations of Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Ltd, whose core titles

Yorkshire Post named North East Daily Newspaper of the Year

The Yorkshire Post was yesterday named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the BT North East Press and Broadcast Awards. The Wakefield Express won the Weekly Newspaper of the Year title in a ceremony at York racecourse. HoldTheFrontPage will publish