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Nick wins editorship of Yorkshire weekly

The Bridlington Free Press has a new editor. Nick Procter, (34), has joined the newspaper from the Whitby Gazette, where he was deputy editor for three years. He has worked for Yorkshire Regional Newspapers since 1993, starting as a trainee

Gazette veteran retires after 50 years

Staff at the Whitby Gazette have waved farewell to friend and colleague Don Wood, who has retired after 50 years with the weekly paper. Don, (65), joined the Whitby title when he was just 15, working in the printing office,

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

Football move prompts string of promotions

A number of promotions has been announced for senior editorial staff at the Derby Evening Telegraph, as editor Mike Norton strengthens his newsroom team. Mick Hill has been appointed assistant editor. Mick, (32), began his career at the Leicester Herald

New Gazette editor

Damian Holmes has been named successor to Phil Pledger as editor of the Whitby Gazette. Damian, formerly the deputy at Whitby, is now in post and looking forward to taking the 13,000-circulation weekly forward, with the help of his seven

"Terrific response" in search for new Whitby editor

Interviews for a new editor of the Whitby Gazette are currently taking place. David Penman, editorial director of Johnston Press’s Yorkshire Regional Newspapers, said there had been “a terrific response” to advertisements for a successor to Phil Pledger. Applications had

Disabled to benefit from Evening News appeal

A badly-needed new rescource centre for disabled children is to be built after a terrific reader response to a £250,000 appeal. Donations have poured into the Scarborough Evening News Millennium Appeal since it was launched in September. The cash that

Gazette 'steps up' campaign to raise £199,000

The Whitby Gazette has raised more than £199,000 in 14 weeks to save the town’s historic 199 steps. The newspaper launched an appeal asking readers to sponsor the grade one listed steps which lead up to St Mary’s Church for

Petition to protect maternity sevices goes online

The Whitby Gazette is launching a campaign to save threatened maternity services – and to make the Scarborough and District Health Trust think twice before considering cuts in the area. The Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust is

Contenders line up as judges make their choices

The finalists for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards 2004 are: Editorial categories Aberdeen IndependentBangor & Anglesey MailBirkenhead NewsBristol ObserverCornish GuardianDunfermline PressEdgware & Mill Hill TimesEssex ChronicleHinckley TimesHunts PostIsle of Man CourierKent on SundayKentish Express (Ashford)Kentish Gazette (Canterbury)Manchester Metro NewsNorth

National honour for coastal campaigner

A 16-page full-colour lifeboat supplement has won a local newspaper a prestigious national award. The twice-weekly Whitby Gazette picked up the prize for its work to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Whitby lifeboat station. The supplement was included with every