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Johnston Press has announced the purchase of Days Out UK, a travel database and guidebook publishing company.Since its creation five years ago, Days Out has built a database of UK visitor attractions and special events which will now complement Johnston’s

Tera boosts subbing skillsat CIN

Central Independent Newspapers has successfully converted editorial production to Tera’s GN3 page make-up system. The changes have been brought in at a time when the company has been producing some of the biggest papers in its history. Just four weeks

Tera sparks changes in the Midlands

Readers of the Lichfield Mercury are noticing changes to the design of their paper – as a result of Central Independent’s move into the world of Tera. The difference most obvious to readers will be a new typeface and a

Jobs to go at Central Independent Newspapers

Central Independent Newspapers, which publishes the Tamworth Herald, Lichfield Mercury, Sutton Coldfield Observer and Walsall Advertiser, is cutting jobs and some of its district offices are “likely” to close. The group, which was bought by Northcliffe Newspapers – the regional

Advertiser sets out vision for Brave New Walsall

The Walsall Advertiser is striving for a Brave New Walsall in an effort to boost the area’s economy, improve the image of the borough and create a feel-good factor amongst locals. The paper has taken a stance against Walsall’s negative

Paper backs campaign for fire station not to be built

Opposition to proposals for a multi-million pound new fire station in Pelsall is now red hot in the wake of a Walsall Advertiser campaign against the move. The campaign – against replacing stations in Aldridge and Bloxwich with a new

Readers targeted in small change cash plea

Readers of a West Midlands weekly returning from their summer holidays are being asked to donate their spare foreign currency in the name of charity. The Change For The Better initiative was launched by the Great Barr Observer six months

Readers targeted in small change cash plea

Readers of a West Midlands weekly returning from their summer holidays are being asked to donate their spare foreign currency in the name of charity. The Change For The Better initiative was launched by the Great Barr Observer six months

Paper hoping to send closure proposals up in smoke

The Walsall Advertiser’s fight to save two fire stations from closure is hotting up with the launch of a special phone poll. Proposals by West Midlands Fire Service could see Aldridge and Bloxwich fire stations being closed and replaced with

Parents unite in support of Advertiser campaign

Parents have united to support the Walsall Advertiser’s campaign to open a 24-hour drugs crisis centre in the town. Hundreds of people have visited the paper’s offices on Bradford Street to sign a petition in support of the plan. Advertiser

Advertiser urges readers to help Kick The Habit

Walsall’s director of public health has urged Walsall Advertiser readers to back its Kick The Habit campaign. Dr Sam Ramaiah said the multi-pronged way to add to existing measures to stave off the horrors of drug addiction was the only

Escape drugs addiction

The Walsall Advertiser is backing a campaign to help establish a drugs crisis centre in the town. The fledgling pressure group Escape aims to set up the centre, which will provide emergency help and advice for people 24 hours a

Shortlisted weeklies are revealed

The finalists for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2003 are: Aberdeen Independent Alistair Harris (Lichfield Mercury)Allan Williamson (Lichfield Mercury)Allison Thomas-Mears (Llanelli Star)Andersonstown News Barnet & Whetstone Press Barnet Press Belfast News Beverley Rouse (Harlow Star) Clevedon Mercury Cornish Guardian

CIN staff celebrate

Page 1 of 2 Staff at Central Independent Newspapers have been celebrating at the company’s annual awards ceremony. Each year they are rewarded for their hard work, dedication and commitment. Among the winners was Tamworth Herald sports editor Rob Tanner

Best weekly newspapers rewarded

Page 2 of 2 The winners of the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2002 are: Paid-for Weekly Newspaper of the YearWinner: Western Gazette Free Weekly Newspaper of the Year Winner: Sutton Coldfield Observer Best news journalist – Paid-for Weekly NewspapersWinner:

Shortlist announced for Weekly Newspaper Awards

The nominations for the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2002 have been revealed. The competition, open to all UK paid-for and free weekly newspapers in current membership of the Newspaper Society, is designed to recognise the most outstanding journalism and