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Big reshuffle to streamline Northcliffe's Western Newspapers

Up to ten newsroom jobs could go in a reorganisation of Northcliffe’s Western Newspapers weeklies. Changes being made under the Aim Higher cost reduction programme are set to “streamline” the management structure, with one editor retiring and her deputy’s post

Editor refuses to bow to pressure from advertisers

The editor of the Wells Journal has vowed not to bow to pressure from advertisers over editorial decisions after a nightclub manager withdrew an advert from the paper. Terry Clare, manager of the Kudos nightclub in Wells, cancelled a £500

Somerset titles celebrate sales success

Staff at Mid Somerset Newspapers in Wells are celebrating as sales of its titles continue to rise – breaking both its ABC record and recording the highest ever weekly sale in less than a month. Sales of the series, which

Weekly papers get a makeover

Four weekly newspapers in Somerset have undergone a mini makeover in response to feedback from readers. Design changes have been made to the Wells Journal, Shepton Mallet Journal, Cheddar Valley Gazette and Central Somerset Gazette, which make up the Mid

Cancer claims assistant editor

Michael Chamberlain, assistant editor of Mid Somerset Newspapers, has died. He was 62. He died peacefully in hospital after a valiant fight against throat cancer which many thought he had won. He had already been back at his desk part-time

Rare honour for a modest man

An editor has paid tribute to one of his staff who was made a Freeman of Wells – a top honour in the city. Mid Somerset Newspapers assistant editor Michael Chamberlain received the honour in recognition of his work in

Paul gets put through his paces

A former Bath Chronicle journalist is finding the world of public relations a real challenge – just as tough as his old career in newspapers. Paul Mullins joined Bristol-based agency Strategy PR in April after eight years in journalism, including

City honour for assistant editor

The assistant editor of Mid Somerset Newspapers has received a top honour from the City of Wells. Michael Chamberlain has been made a Freeman of Wells at a meeting of the city council. The title is recognition for Michael’s work

Happy Birthday Wells Journal

The Wells Journal is celebrating being 150 today. On August 2, 1851, the very first edition was published. To celebrate, a special edition of the paper was printed, with an exact copy of that historic first edition. Assistant editor Michael

Newspaper job for EastEnders star?

Heard the one about the soap star who works for the Wells Journal? If you have, then your sources are mistaken. For despite looking the spitting image of EastEnder’s star Lucy Benjamin, the Journal’s Louise Bremner is more likely to