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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

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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.

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