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'Fantastic' Journal named Regional Newspaper of the Year

The Journal, Newcastle, was named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the UK newspaper industry’s biggest gathering. A record 900-plus industry executives, suppliers, sponsors and guests attended the 2000 Awards – recognising excellence in newspaper production – in the Great

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New editors for Echo, Gazette as Journal loses top two Pastures new: Mark Dickinson (left) and Paul Robertson. Three big regional newspapers are set for new editors as Thomas’s Newcastle Journal prepares to lose its top two – both to

Journal to lose its top two

New editors for Echo, Gazette as Journal loses top two Pastures new: Mark Dickinson (left) and Paul Robertson. Three big regional newspapers are set for new editors as The Journal, Newcastle, prepares to lose its top two. Editor Mark Dickinson

Coroner's support for reporter asked to leave inquest

Reporter Karl Grafton had an uncomfortable encounter when an irate man tried to get him to leave an inquest he was covering. The Exmouth Journal man explained why he was entitled to stay – and was backed up by the

Journal urges councillors to stop and think

A Devon newspaper has launched a “stop and think” plea to planners as they prepare to decide on a crazy golf scheme for an area subject to flooding. The North Devon Journal has stepped in and told planning committee members

UK regional press campaigns

Fighting injustice and pulling in cash Regional newspapers across the UK are demonstrating their campaigning zeal on issues ranging from the state of playground swings to the allocation of Government cash. One of the most vigorous campaigns has been waged

Journal says no to sex shop plan

Plans to open a sex shop in Barnstaple are being opposed by the town’s weekly newspaper, the North Devon Journal. The newspaper has launched the BRASS – Barnstaple Rejects A Sex Shop – campaign in response to proposals by Kent

Campaign to save RAF base gets off to a flying start

A campaign to save the North’s only RAF base from possible closure has got off to a flying start. The Journal in Newcastle is campaigning to save RAF Boulmer in Northumberland – one of four bases under threat in a

Chronicle delegation to meet Blunkett over killer drivers

A delegation from the Evening Chronicle was due to travel to London today to demand tougher sentences for killer drivers. Representatives from the Evening Chronicle and its sister paper in Newcastle, The Journal, were to meet with Home Secretary David

30,000 back paper's joyriding proposal

More than 30,000 people have signed the Newcastle Evening Chronicle’s petition in support of its Justice for Rebecca campaign calling for a change in the law so that killer joyriders can be jailed for life. The newspaper launched the campaign

Death crash mother speaks out in The Journal

The mother of a six-year-old girl killed when a stolen Vauxhall Astra hit the car she was in, has penned an emotional letter to her local paper revealing how the killer driver has wrecked the lives of her family. Sharon

Reporter visits Malawi for North East famine launch

An appeal launched by The Journal, Newcastle, to help the victims of Africa’s famine has received the personal backing of Tony Blair. Responding to calls for help from North East aid workers, feature writer Anna Ralph went to Malawi and