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Still a celebration: Local Newspaper Week

More special features, events, competitions and reader offers have been highlighted by the Newspaper Society for Local Newspaper Week, which ran from May 5-11. Politicians, celebrities, community figures and businesses were interviewed – or wrote columns themselves – acknowledging the

Celebration of the UK regional press gets under way

Regional newspapers are promoting the work they do in the community as part of a week-long celebration organised by The Newspaper Society. Those taking part have been asking young people to contribute stories, as part of a contest to highlight

"Vital role will expand" – incoming president

The incoming president of the Newspaper Society has vowed to build on the organisation’s vital role for the industry. Tim Bowdler (right), chief executive of Johnston Press, will take over as president on July 1. At the NS annual meeting

Why people read our old newspapers

As Newsplan 2000 gets underway to preserve the content of fragile old UK newspapers, new research has been carried out to chart how back copies on file or microfilm are being used around the country. More than 1,600 of the

Media ownership plea

The regional press is calling for controls on media ownership to be abandoned as part of the Communications White Paper. The Newspaper Society, which represents the industry, has told the Government it supports further liberalisation of cross-media ownership restrictions and

News Letter writer nets top journalism prize

Adrienne McGill from The News Letter in Belfast has been named Bradford & Bingley Personal Finance Regional Journalist of the Year. Judges chose the business and personal finance editor as the category winner after praising her for her “ability to

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

RNLI thanks regionals for their support

Regional newspapers from across the UK have been recognised for their support of the RNLI. The charity, which rescues an average of 21 people from the sea every day, has handed out media supports awards to the Caithness Courier, Dundee

Newspapers' education team picks up family learning prize

The Newcastle Chronicle and Journal Newspapers in Education team has won a national award for family learning. They picked up the 2004 Family Learning Week Award in the Literacy, Language and Numeracy category. The prize is in recognition of their

NS reveals awards shortlist

The Newspaper Society has announced the shortlist for April’s Circulation, Editorial and Promotions Awards. This year’s competition, previously known as the Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, received more than 800 entries from regional newspapers across the country, and the Society