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Celebrations as Yorkshire title turns 250

Staff at the Yorkshire Post are preparing to celebrate an important milestone in the newspaper’s history, as it reaches its 250th anniversary. The broadsheet newspaper – which was first known as the Leeds Intelligencer – was founded on July 2,

Regional paper's 'hero' story makes headlines abroad

The Northern Echo is making headlines abroad after launching a campaign to remember a forgotten hero of World War Two. Andy Mynarski gave his life trying to save a comrade on board a stricken Lancaster which flew out of RAF

Business editor scores Schwarzenegger scoop

Yorkshire Post business editor David Parkin scored the scoop of his career to become the first British journalist to interview Arnold Schwarzenegger since he became Governor of California. David, (33), won a meeting with the actor-turned-politician thanks to some help

Sun troop scoop on Iraq? A free weekly got there first!

A free weekly newspaper scooped The Sun to report on plans to send 800 Royal Marines back to Iraq. The national newspaper tagged a splash on the story that Tony Blair was to send the troops of 40 Commando into

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The Cornishman’s new sports editor is Matt Dixon.He began his career seven years ago with the Cornish Guardian before moving to the West Briton, where he has been for the past six years, becoming deputy sports editor there in 1999.

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The UK business community thinks that the regional press is the most useful media for local business news, according to a survey by The Newspaper Society.More than a third believe that regional papers have their finger on the pulse of

Blair scoop for Argus as Conversation is launched

Tony Blair launched his Big Conversation with the people of Britain by giving an exclusive interview to the South Wales Argus. The Prime Minister’s new consultation exercise in advance of the next General Election began in Newport. And he spoke

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The Manchester Evening News has announced that two of its senior management team have joined the board.Julie Tattersall, who is head of newspaper sales, is now newspaper sales director, and financial controller Howard Standen has been made finance director. The

PM's praise for paper's stance

Tony Blair has praised the Newham Recorder’s bid to improve community safety and reduce the fear of crime. In a face-to-face meeting with local MP Tony Banks at Number 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister heard how residents are becoming

Newspapers embrace celebration of local press

Regional newspapers up and down the country have been taking part in Local Newpaper Week, which came to an end yesterday. The event, run by the Newspaper Society, celebrates the work carried out by the industry on a day-to-day basis,

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

Tony Blair writes about local pride – and the local press

The Prime Minister has written a special article for Local Newspaper Week, highlighting the thirst for local news and information that he believes is being fed by a growing sense of community. Tony Blair said: “There is a renewed pride

Foreign Secretary Straw pens Evening Telegraph war diary

Jack Straw may have been busy during the past week or so… but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t made time for his local newspaper. Despite being centre stage in the most tense of world crises, the Foreign Secretary is writing

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York Evening Press sales and brand development executive Jenny Horsley can now swap her Ford Fiesta for a 44-foot truck – but she swears she won’t be delivering papers.The 22-year-old has become one of the youngest women in the country

Downing Street link to editor's leave is denied

Downing Street has denied claims that the Prime Minister intervened in a dispute between MP Peter Mandelson and the editor of his local newspaper, the Hartlepool Mail. And the Mail’s owners, Johnston Press, said it found the idea that political

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A major report which warns of huge cuts to national rail investment projects has offered hope for the Plymouth Evening Herald’s Three-Hour rail campaign.The Rail Authority’s Strategic Plan 2003 highlights the need for ‘the introduction of a regular three-hour journey