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News & Star cleared over death report

The News and Star has been cleared over any wrongdoing after it published a report about the death of a well-known local GP. The Press Complaints Commission received a complaint from his widow alleging the article, which appeared under the

Article sparks family reunion

An Aberdeen Press and Journal article about a famous 19th-century Lonmay couple has led to a huge reunion for their descendents. More then 120 members of the Murray family travelled across the globe to meet up after the story of

RAMS on the move

Ranald Allan Media Solutions has relocated to Aberdeenshire but will continue to have a presence on Teesside to represent its client base in the North East. Former editor Ranald Allan has been operating as a media consultant for a year

Celebrating the newspaper industry

The chance to promote the role of the regional press is just around the corner during Local Newspaper Week – from May 14 to 20. The annual event is organised by the Newspaper Society to provide a platform for papers

New northern PA HQ

The Press Association has announced plans for a new multi-million pound headquarters in the town of Howden, near Leeds. PA has had an office there for several years but decided to make it the centre of its northern operations when

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Ten golden rules for dealing with the press by Glenn Wicks, of Derbyshire Police Imagine having the police and the press on your back at the same time. The job of Force Press Officer is not for the faint-hearted. But,

Hacks' travel howlers

Travel writers and the media have had the tables turned on them by tourism inquiry staff in Aberdeen. The Press & Journal has been finding out the strangest questions asked by our colleagues around the country – and from around

Star-spotting on the green

A young leukaemia patient has met up with two of his biggest heroes – thanks to the Fife Free Press. Brave Duncan Thomson (12) met up with Scottish golfing star Colin Montgomerie at a pro-am game at St Andrews. But

Holiday help

An evening newspaper is rallying around to help readers who feel they’ve been short-changed by a holiday firm. Scores of complaints to the Evening Press in York have included holidaymakers arriving at their destination to find they have not been

Guernsey Press cleared by PCC

The Guernsey Press has been cleared of biased reporting after a complaint from the island’s government. The Press Complaints Commission rejected all objections raised by the Home Affairs Committee committee over the paper’s coverage of the case of prisoner Philip

Countdown to BT awards for cream of the weeklies

Staff at nine weekly newspapers will find out tomorrow (Thursday) if they have scooped one of the top prizes in British journalism. The papers were regional winners in the annual BT Press and Broadcast Awards and have gone on to

Awards hopefuls line up for prestigious BT final

The cream of the regional media will be saluted on Thursday as the prestigious BT national awards for excellence are handed out. A quality field of entrants, already crowned regional winners in nine heats across the country, has been chosen

Press & Journal cleared over naming of 15-year-old

The Press and Journal in Aberdeen has been cleared of breaking the law by naming a 15-year-old boy accused of murder. On April 15 last year, the newspaper took the decision to name Luke Mitchell as the teenager charged with

Journalist Dodd is called to the Bar

Press Association media law specialist Mike Dodd has qualified as a barrister and been called to the Bar at Middle Temple. Mike, (55), who has been a journalist for 36 years, studied part-time for his law degree at Thames Valley