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Hague speaks to Newspaper Society

Opposition Leader William Hague was the guest speaker at the Newspaper Society’s annual lunch at the London Hilton, on Park Lane, today. He was addressing nearly 300 regional newspaper publishers, editors and their guests at the event, which was taking

Express & Echo fights for crime victims

The Scottish Parliament is to review the amount of information given to victims of crime following a campaign 500 miles away – by the Exeter Express & Echo. It comes after the newspaper took up the plight of city pensioner

TV shows race to deadline

A regional newspaper’s battle to beat the nationals on a breaking story about the Ulster peace process will be shown on television tonight. Part 2 of Hold the Front Page follows editor Barrie Williams and senior editorial staff of the

Blair sparks heated debate over what it means to be British

Prime Minister Tony Blair sparked a heated political debate over the government’s vision of patriotism and Britishness at the Newspaper Conference Annual Luncheon in London. He told an audience of 100 guests, including regional publishers, editors, MPs, political editors and

Launch of new Sunday Sentinel

The three sections of the launch edition of the Sunday Sentinel Sitting on the shelves of newsagents and supermarkets around North Staffordshire yesterday was a new player in the Sunday paper market. Sentinel Sunday, the first new Sunday paper to

Frock pledge boosts Echo appeal

Dentist Andrew Zaranko is one of the latest readers of The Northern Echo to pledge support for the newspaper’s Go Casual for Mozambique Day on Friday, March 31. Mr Zaranko has challenged his colleagues to raise £1,000 to help the

Briefing on 'extraordinary' failings of information bill

The Campaign for Freedom of Information has produced a new briefing on the failings in the FOI Bill, which will shortly have its Report Stage debate in the House of Commons. The Campaign says the Bill is biased against disclosure

Praise from the PM

Five regional daily newspapers have been dubbed “trailblazers” by Prime Minister Tony Blair for their work in encouraging volunteers to take part in community activities. He singled out the Plymouth Evening Herald, the Leicester Mercury, the Newcastle Journal, the Manchester

Regional titles join Mozambique appeals

As the Mozambique flood disaster continues to cause appalling suffering for up to a million people in the poverty-stricken African state, regional newspapers around the UK have been finding local angles on the crisis and publicising ways in which their

Honour at last, thanks to Northern Echo

A three-year campaign for justice by the Northern Echo ended at a national remembrance service attended by the Queen and Prime Minister. Millions of Home Front heroes, who worked day and night to help the war effort 50 year ago,

New title joins post office campaign

The Coventry Evening Telegraph is one of the latest daily regional newspapers to ask its readers to help “Save Our Post Offices”. It joins the Western Morning News, the East Anglian Daily Times and a host of other titles fighting

Sorry seems to be the easiest word

Darren Slade (right), a columnist with the Bournemouth Echo,wonders if it’s timeto apologise for therecent outbreak ofsaying “sorry”. I’m sorry about this, but what follows is another column on the subject of apologising. The topic has been everywhere over the

The (un)Proffessional's

I’m writing to say I couldn’t agree more with the “The (un)Proffessional’s” article. I was just about to write something similar myself when I realised Ms Gandy had beaten me to it.

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