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New editor for Dewsbury Reporter

First editorship for Wakefield man as successor to John Wilson is announced

Chess-playing Yorkshire journalist has died

A man who began work at the Yorkshire Post as a cub reporter during the war, has died, aged 79. One of his first stories was being on the spot when a downed German fighter pilot gave himself up. Stanley

Editor's apology for careeru-turn decision

Editor Neil Speight has done a u-turn on his plans to return to his roots and take up a new job in Yorkshire. It means he’ll be staying in his role as editor of the Thurrock Gazette, instead of taking

Editor Speight set to return to his Yorkshire roots

Regional editor Neil Speight has revealed plans to leave the newspaper industry later this year, to embark on a new career in public relations. Currently editor of the Thurrock Gazette, Neil, (46), is an experienced journalist who has worked in

Editor installed at Yorkshire title

Mark Bradley has been appointed editor of the Wakefield Express. He was officially installed in the post on Monday, and had been acting editor at the Yorkshire title since Ed Asquith left to edit the Scarborough Evening News in June

Death of former court reporter

Respected journalist and former court reporter Norman Fowler has died aged 71. Originally from Griffithstown near Pontypool, Norman began his career on local newspapers, completing his training before joining the Royal Air Force for two years’ National Service. He then

Gazette welcomes new editor

The Thurrock Gazette is welcoming a new editor this week, with the appointment of Neil Speight. Previously the launch editor of the East Riding Gazette, Neil joined the Essex-based newspaper on Monday and, after a brief hand-over period, will succeed

New editor: new-look paper

The Scarborough Evening News has revamped its design with the introduction of a number of new features – less than a month after Ed Asquith took control as editor. The paper is dedicating space for nostalgia pictures and a women’s

New MDs at Johnston titles

New managing directors have been appointed at two of Johnston Press’s newspaper companies. Nick Mills is now managing director at the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group, and was previously managing director of Wilfred Edmunds Ltd. In his new role Nick will

New editor appointed at Scarborough title

Ed Asquith is to become the new editor of the Scarborough Evening News. Currently editorial director of the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group, he will join the Scarborough title on June 30. He takes over from Paul Napier, who was appointed

News in brief

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

News in brief

A former Daily Record journalist has been quarantined in China after being caught up in the centre of the SARS virus scare.Peter Brennan, who works for the English language newspaper China Daily, lives in Beijing. Special editions of the Bristol

New Courier editor to work for 'even greater success'

John Furbisher is to become the new editor at the Halifax Evening Courier. Currently acting editor at the Yorkshire Post, he will join the Courier this summer. He will succeed Edward Riley, who is retiring after 15 years in the

Paper's seaside treat

A group of Wakefield school children enjoyed a day out to the Yorkshire coast as part of the Wakefield Express 150th anniversary celebrations. The trip to Scarborough was for eight youngsters aged 12 to 16 with severe learning difficulties and

Wakefield pay dispute is resolved

Planned industrial action over pay at the Wakefield Express and its sister papers has been called off after the dispute was resolved. National Union of Journalists members at the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group had voted to strike today and tomorrow,

Strike action set to hit after union vote

The Wakefield Express and its sister papers are set to suffer three days of industrial action over pay with National Union of Journalists members voting to strike on Wednesday and Thursday March 27 and 28, and on Tuesday April 2.