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The Press Complaints Commission has thrown out a complaint against the Sentinel and Sentinel Sunday by the PR manager for Caudwell Group chief executive John Caudwell. The newspapers reported how they were accused of a persecution campaign but the Commission

Veteran political journalist to speak at Society conference

Political journalist Chris Moncrieff will be the guest speaker at the Society of Editors annual dinner in October. The Press Association journalist will provide his own insight into events of the past year such as the Hutton inquiry and difficulties

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A gang of youths descended on the offices of the Gloucester Citizen – angry over a story that had appeared in the paper.Up to 50 youngsters demanded a meeting with reporters, upset they had been cast in the stereotypical roles

Musical reporter quits paper to be reborn in the USA

Reporter David McKay is set to swap his notepad and pen for rock stardom after clinching a dream record deal with his band Driveblind. The Press and Journal man will re-locate to Los Angeles later this month after impressing record

Blair praise for P&J

The Press and Journal in Aberdeen has received praise from Tony Blair for helping to ensure a large British delegation at the world’s top oil and gas show in the United States. The Prime Minister sent a message of congratulations

New PCC chairman to speak at Society meeting

The Press Complaints Commission’s new chairman is to make his first official speech in the role at the Newspaper Society’s Annual General Meeting next week. Sir Christopher Meyer will speak to regional newspaper publishers about his commitment to press self-regulation

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Johnston Press has welcomed two new directors to the boardroom.Martina King, regional marketing director of Internet firm Yahoo!, and Simon Waugh, the British Gas deputy managing director, have both joined as non-executive directors, while independent director Sir Harry Roche has

Open day at PA

The Press Association welcomed 25 UK regional newspaper sports editors to an open day at its new operations centre in Howden, Yorkshire. It was a chance for the sports editors to hear about recent expansions to PA’s sport services and

New deputy editor named at Scottish title

Richard Neville has been appointed as the new deputy editor of the Aberdeen Press and Journal. The former editor of Business-am, which ceased publication last year, he succeeds Kay Drummond, who is now deputy editor of the Leicester Mercury. Richard

New division set up to supply parliamentary copy

Rob Merrick has been appointed lobby editor of an expanded parliamentary service for regional and specialist media, following The Press Association’s purchase of Central Press Features. The move creates a five-strong team in the Westminster lobby, offering dedicated coverage of

Scratchcard dropped after pressure from paper

A newspaper investigation has resulted in a national scratchcard promotion from BT being dropped. The York Evening Press acted after it found hundreds of people were in line for “top prize” wins after scratching a card that arrived with their

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The story of a Malmesbury man who named and shamed his rebel children on a community website brought a huge increase in new users to This is Wiltshire.The story of single parent Dave Forward and his two children, picked up

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The Press Association, the national news agency for the UK and Ireland, has won the contract to produce Sport England’s flagship publication, The Player.The Player is a quarterly national newspaper which is distributed to thousands of sports clubs, leisure centres,

Syndication agency transferred to PA

Northcliffe Newspapers is to sell its Bristol-based Central Press Features business to the Press Association for an undisclosed sum. Central Press Features syndicates feature material to newspapers and magazines and is the leading UK supplier of crosswords, quizzes, puzzles, cartoons,

Getting to the heart of its readership

The Press and Journal in Aberdeen is aiming to get to the heart of the community by holding a series of special surgeries. A group of reporters from the paper will be heading out to towns and villages around Aberdeenshire

Editors look ahead to October date

More top names from national and regional newspapers have joined the list of speakers at the York conference of the Society of Editors in October. Tim Bowdler, president of the Newspaper Society, will give the Society of Editors Lecture at