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Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC

The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants. These are either settled to the express satisfaction of the

Naming tuberculosis teacher 'did not break press rules'

A teacher who claimed that a regional newspaper invaded her privacy by naming her while she was ill has had her complaint thrown out by the press watchdog. The Press Complaints Commission said that in this case it had been

Newspaper men join Code of Practice committee

A newspaper watchdog group’s code of standards committee has two new members. Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, and Trinity Mirror’s regional newspapers editorial director Neil Benson, are to sit on the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee, which reviews the voluntary code

"Innocent relative" should not have been identified

The News Shopper has been rapped for identifying the mother of a convicted criminal without consent. The mother originally complained to the Press Complaints Commission that an article in the paper was inaccurate – a claim which was later rejected.

Self-regulation works, says Elliott

Former regional newspaper editor Geoff Elliott has told how he believes self-regulation of the press works – while statutory regulation would only threaten its freedom. As head of the department of journalism at the University of Central Lancashire, Geoff told

News man joins Code Committee

Mike Gilson, editor of The News in Portsmouth, has been appointed to the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee. He replaces Paul Horrocks, editor of the Manchester Evening News, who joined the Press Complaints Commission on October 1. The Code Committee

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during July, August & September 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff,

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the Press Complaints Commission during October, November and December 2000 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the

We Can Do It strikes early success

The News in Portsmouth has enjoyed a successful start to a new campaign to unite the local community We Can Do It sets out a range of initiatives to celebrate all that is good about the area. These include awards

Love in a box from Carlisle

The News and Star in Carlisle has launched its popular Love in a Box scheme for Christmas. The idea is to send shoeboxes packed with Christmas goodies to youngsters in orphanages in Romania, Albania, Belarus and Bosnia. The paper is

Red card for Knighton

The News & Star was leading a Red Card Protest at Brunton Park during Carlisle United’s home game against Barnet today (Saturday October 14). The newspaper has mounted a sustained campaign against the club’s owner Michael Knighton during the last

Celebrating achievements

A celebration event to mark West Cumbria’s achievements is being organised by the Carlisle News & Star for Pride In West Cumbria Weekend. It is part of the paper’s long-running campaign to promote the region. Offers of support for the

New pledge on press freedom legislation

A new “early warning system” has been promised by Home Secretary Jack Straw to avoid unintended restrictions on press reporting and freedom of expression in all new legislation. The pledge follows a letter sent by Newspaper Society director David Newell

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