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New logo to mark Observer's anniversary year

Staff at The Watford Observer have joined in celebrations to mark the title’s 140th birthday. As part of the birthday celebrations, the paper published a four-page spread looking back at the history of one of Watford’s oldest businesses, established by

New start as paper makes its move

A new chapter has begun for The Watford Observer and its associated titles, following a move to new premises. The newspaper had occupied its old site since 1961, but has transferred to a new purpose-built building – Observer House –

All hands on deck for Observer staff

Blood, sweat and tears flowed in equal measure when a team of inexperienced oarsmen and women from the Watford Observer took part in the Rickmansworth Dragon Boat Regatta. Reporters Joanne Davis, Jo Stephenson, Phil Sands, and Richard Evans; sports reporter

Overhaul at the Observer

The Watford Observer has undergone a complete overhaul in a bid to meet the needs of its existing readers while attracting a wider audience, with a particular focus on women over 30. The transformation, which was unveiled on Friday, includes

Weekly newspapers line up for annual industry awards

Journalists from weekly newspapers around the country are to gather in Warwickshire for the Weekly Newspaper Awards. The Forest of Arden Marriott hotel will host the Newspaper Society event on Thursday. The judges will reward both advertising and editorial successes

The Citizen picks up Regional Newspaper of the Year prize

The Citizen in Gloucester has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the 2005 Newspaper Awards. The title picked up the award during a ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane last night, at the competition dedicated to

Regional titles in running for prizes at Newspaper Awards

Regional newspapers have once again scooped a host of nominations for the Newspaper Awards. Now in its ninth year, the competition is dedicated to newspaper production, and will see regional newspapers go head to head with their national counterparts in

Editorial success saluted at Newsquest awards

The Argus, Brighton, has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the annual Newsquest editorial awards. Simon Bradshaw, editorof The Argus, receives theDaily Newspaperof the Year award from Paul Davidson, Newsquest’s chairman and chief executive The judge described the

Online papers could be in line for prizes

Several regional newspapers are set to compete against the national press in the web-based categories of the 2004 Newspaper Awards. Following last week’s announcement of the print nominees, the shortlists for the final two categories of Best Daily Newspaper on

News Shopper sweeps the board

Proving yet again its ability to win award after award, the News Shopper swept the board at this year’s Newsquest (London) annual prize-giving. The Petts Wood-based series of free newspapers picked up another shelf of top awards including Free Newspaper

Argus and Star top awards list

The Evening Star, Ipswich and The Argus in Brighton are among those celebrating after picking up awards at the last of this year’s BT Media Award regional finals. A host of journalists, photographers and broadcasters from the South East and