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Compact Mail set for autumn launch

The Western Mail has announced plans to convert to a compact format this autumn. The move follows extensive market research by the Cardiff-based newspaper, which showed “overwhelming support” for the idea from readers. The change from a broadsheet format comes

Revenues growth expected at Trinity Mirror

Trinity Mirror is expecting advertising and circulation revenues across all its businesses to have improved on last year, according to its latest trading update. The group, which publishes more than 250 titles, has said that overall advertising revenues for the

Redesign puts Echo 'at the heart of South Wales'

The South Wales Echo, the largest selling evening newspaper in Wales, has a fresh new look, with a new masthead, new sections and new supplements. Following extensive market research, the Cardiff-based title has also unveiled a new strapline, At the

Operating profits up 4.4 per cent for group's regional titles

Trinity Mirror’s regional newspapers saw operating profits increase by 4.4 per cent to £120.1m in 2002, the group has announced. The figures were revealed in the group’s preliminary results for the year ending December 29, 2002, which also showed that

Titles show "encouraging signs" of ad growth

Trinity Mirror has released its latest set of trading results, which show encouraging advertising growth in the past two months. The figures are an update for the second half of the financial year and are issued prior to the preliminary

Trinity "on target" for £32m cost saving

The regional newspaper arm of Trinity Mirror was one of the company’s strengths as half-year profits fell slightly on last year. Pre-tax profits were down to £78.4m from £80.6m. Advertising revenue among the regionals was down just 2.2 per cent,

Echo scoops awards hat-trick

The South Wales Echo has scooped a hat-trick of top prizes at this year’s Trinity Mirror regional editorial awards. Editor Alistair Milburn collected trophies for Daily/Sunday Newspaper of the Year and best news pages indaily/Sunday titles, during a ceremony to

The Citizen in crowned Newspaper of the Year

The Citizen has been crowned Regional Newspaper of the Year at this year’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards. The Gloucester-based title won over judges at the Newspaper Society event, who said the paper “punches well above its weight in a

Regional press in the running for top awards

Staff from the Bristol Evening Post, Bournemouth Daily Echo, Shields Gazette and Western Mail are among those in the running for a Newspaper Society award. The nominations are part of the Society’s Newspaper Sales and Promotions Awards, which include several

Group focuses on photo talent

The best photographic talent from the Trinity Mirror group has been recognised at a group-wide awards scheme. Winners included photographers from the Birmingham Evening Mail, Newcastle Evening Chronicle and Western Mail, as staff from Trinity Mirror’s regional titles competed against

National winners announced

The national winners of this year’s BT Regional Media Awards have been announced. The 14 winners were chosen from 86 newspapers, journalists, broadcasters and photographers who all won awards during seven regional heats. All those who scooped national accolades will

Echo rewarded for capturing city's energy

The Liverpool Echo has been crowned Trinity Mirror’s Daily Newspaper of the Year. The Echo was up against Wales on Sunday and The Journal – both highly commended for the sought-after award. The judges were impressed with the way the