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Anniversary plans for paper

The Wakefield Express is planning a number of special events to mark its 150th anniversary next month. Staff are busy producing special supplements to be included in the paper, such as an insight into how the paper is produced, a

Death of David Riley

David Riley, a former Yorkshire Evening Post feature writer, has died. He was 58 and had been ill. He began his career in journalism in 1959 as a trainee reporter on the Dewsbury Reporter. He also worked at the Huddersfield

Second class service exposed by Express

A survey of postal services has been carried out by the Wakefield Express – revealing that the Royal Mail is providing a second class service. The survey showed that only 80 per cent of letters with a first class stamp

RIM report deadline extended

The Competition Commission has put back the date by which it will report to the Department of Trade and Industry on the proposed take over of newspaper publisher Regional Independent Media (RIM) from September 27 until October 6. Gannett UK,

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

Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000

The Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000 were announced at a gala dinner in Newcastle after the Weekly Newspaper Conference. Here is the full list: Best advertisement feature – Paid-for weekly newspapers Winner: Somerset County Gazette Highly Commended: Luton News/Dunstable

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

Yorkshire Post named North East Daily Newspaper of the Year

The Yorkshire Post was yesterday named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the BT North East Press and Broadcast Awards. The Wakefield Express won the Weekly Newspaper of the Year title in a ceremony at York racecourse. HoldTheFrontPage will publish

Reporter wins court fight to name persistent teen offender

Wakefield Express court reporter Charlie Bullough has cut through the red tape surrounding bolt-on anti-social behaviour order cases to win the right to name a persistent young offender. The Section 49 order protecting 16-year-old Ashley Atkinson, who was made the

Regional editors quizzed about press watchdog

Regional press editors have told a Government inquiry that the Press Complaints Commission is working well. They were interviewed by the Commons Media Select Committee, which is investigating privacy and self-regulation. Ed Asquith, of the Wakefield Express, explained the regard

Anniversary appeal tops target

A Wakefield Express appeal to raise money for a new state-of-the-art machine to beat breast cancer has topped its £160,000 target. The newspaper launched its appeal in January last year as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, and since then

Major appeal marks anniversary

The Wakefield Express has launched a major appeal to beat breast cancer as part of its 150th anniversary. The newspaper is aiming to raise £160,000 for a digital stereotactic mammography machine for women living in the area. The equipment helps

Weeklies continue to enjoy sales success

Weekly newspapers are continuing to enjoy rises in circulation, with more than half of all weekly titles increasing sales year on year, according to the latest ABC figures for the regional press. Figures released for the first six months of

Newspaper journalists show they are the 'business'

Journalists from the Yorkshire Post and the Wakefield Express were among the winners at this year’s npower Northern Business Journalist Awards. Greg Wright from the Yorkshire Post picked up £1,000 after scooping the Daily Newspaper Journalist of the Year title