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Poll shows "public wants proof" of need for war

Readers of the Western Morning News have voted overwhelmingly against British forces going to war with Iraq. In a poll run by the newspaper, 96 per cent – 2,115 readers – said “no” to war, while just four per cent

5,000 online in Newsquest venture

The free CommuniGate community website initiative from Newsquest now has more than 5,000 clubs and groups online. The facility was launched 18 months ago to boost the newspaper group’s relationships with local communities. Some 20 per cent of the total

New media manager for Gazette

The Middlesbrough Evening Gazette has appointed a new Media Centre manager who will take charge of its community classroom. Andy Williams, (31), will begin his new role in February, taking over from Victoria Coulson who left in October to take

Gazette takes centre stage in Commons

The Somerset County Gazette took centre stage in the House of Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions when Taunton’s Tory MP Adrian Flook, posing his debut query at the traditional examination of the PM, quizzed Tony Blair about the future of

Media manager on the move

Victoria Coulson, Media Centre manager at the Middlebrough Evening Gazette, is leaving to take up a wider role within Trinity Mirror. Victoria, (36), has been involved in developing links between schools and the newspaper during the past nine years. And

Evening Post scoops nations press

The Bristol Evening Post scooped the nations press when it revealed that Tony Blair’s son Euan had chosen to study at Bristol University. The exclusive prompted a Downing Street announcement which confirmed the Evening Post’s story and was followed up

News in brief

After reading of his crime in the Cornish Guardian, a thief with a conscience returned £100 of child benefits that he stole from a young mother of three.Police in St Austell received an envelope containing the money – and an

Blair's constituents against military action – Echo poll

Tony Blair has been urged to step back from war with Iraq – in an exclusive poll of his own constituents by his local paper, The Northern Echo. The poll conducted in Sedgefield revealed that 64.6 per cent believe the

Gazette gets visit from PM

Prime Minister Tony Blair paid a visit to the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette during his trip to Teeside. The PM travelled to the Gazette’s Borough Road offices with his wife, Cherie, to officially launch the paper’s newly refurbished Gazette Media Centre.

Editors meet PM

A group of daily newspaper editors from newspaper group Archant have met Prime Minister Tony Blair. Editors Terry Hunt, from the East Anglian Daily Times; Nigel Pickover from the Evening Star, Ipswich; and David Bourn from the Evening News, Norwich,

Blair backs Star

Prime Minister Tony Blair has backed the Evening Star’s fight against regional government for Eastern England. During a whistle-stop tour around Suffolk and Norfolk, Mr Blair told the Ipswich paper that if people didn’t want a directly-elected assembly based in

PM exclusive for Evening Telegraph

Page 1 of 2 Last week Peterborough Evening Telegraph reporter Lisa Moore wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister asking him to answer the questions of millions of parents who fear the MMR jab may harm their children.Tony Blair’s

Case closed for Matlock Mercury?

For the Matlock Mercury, the final piece of the jigsaw came together this week when Stephen Downing’s murder conviction was quashed by the Court of Appeal. The Matlock paper has been covering the case closely since 1995, when it ran

By the way Peter – you'll be making a speech for the PM…

Editor Peter Barron found himself having to make an impromptu speech in front of the Prime Minister at a Downing Street reception this week. Along with other editors from the regional press, he had been invited along to meet the

News in brief

Postal firm Consignia is investigating after a letter addressed to one of its bosses in Gloucester was instead delivered to The Citizen.The story came a week after the paper revealed how postal services in Gloucestershire were in “disarray”, and carried

Mercury urges PM to step in over plane-spotter

The Leicester Mercury has written to the Prime Minister asking him to personally intervene to free Garry Fagan, who is behind bars in Greece on allegations of spying. Garry was arrested with 11 other British plane-spotters on November 8 and