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"Any photo opportunity" as Howard praises the press

The Leader of the Opposition, Michael Howard, has revealed the importance of regional newspapers to politicians – and the value of a local photo opportunity. He told the Newspaper Conference Annual Lunch: “All the MPs in the room know the

Michael Howard to address regional press journalists

Michael Howard is to address members of the regional press at a prestigious lunch event in July. The Leader of the Opposition will speak about issues relating to the regional press at the Newspaper Conference Annual Lunch in July. Members

News in brief

For a two-hour slot every Friday, the editor of the Ayrshire Leader, along with two of his reporters, is telling the public about their news and views on Ayr Community and Christian Radio.Editor Scott Blair and reporters John Dewar and

News in brief

Stars paid tribute at the funeral of Brian Gibson, the former advertising feature writer with The Argus in Brighton and Pye/Decca records press officer.It was attended by more than 100 friends from the worlds of journalism, public relations, music, theatre,

Tory praise for the regional press

Tory leader William Hague spoke of the importance of local newspapers when he visited the headquarters of NewsquestNorth-East in Darlington. He was making a pre-election visit to his local newspapers – The Northern Echo and The Darlington & Stockton Times.

Calls flood in over drugs plea

Readers of a North Wales newspaper have come forward to name the drug pushers in their community. They spoke out after a plea in the Flintshire Leader when the Shop-a-Dealer hotline was set up. The paper says its readers have

Green Wellie Day draws closer

Green Wellie Day is drawing closer for people living in the Westcountry, as they join forces to help farmers braving the foot and mouth epidemic. The event has been put together by the Western Morning News to provide emergency funds

News staff recognised in North Wales awards

The Oswestry & Border Counties Advertizer has been judged best paid-for title in the North Wales Newspapers annual awards. The Advertizer beat off strong challenges from the Wrexham Evening Leader, Powys County Times and Denbighshire Free Press to scoop the

Leader leads the way at annual awards bash

The Wrexham Evening Leader picked up a number of prizes at the annual North Wales Newspapers Ltd awards – and also lifted the main honour at the ceremony. It won the company’s overall Newspaper of the Year award for the