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New editor for News as Hilary moves into magazines

The Whitehaven News has appointed a new editor. Colin Edgar, currently chief sub-editor at the Carlisle News & Star, is due to start his new job on Monday April 5. He takes over from Hilary Scott, who leaves the post

Newsman set for sheriff role

Robin Burgess, the chief executive of newspaper publisher the CN Group, has been selected as a future High Sheriff of Cumbria. The 52-year-old will take up the ceremonial post in March 2006 after becoming the latest addition to a list

A life in newspapers relived in new book

A catalogue of tales from a life spent as a journalist can be found in a new book by a former regional newspaper editor. The Maddison Line is the autobiography of Roy Maddison, who edited several weekly titles, including the

CN appoints Keith Sutton as editorial director

Carlisle News & Star editor Keith Sutton has been appointed to the new post of editorial director of Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd. He will advise and assist the senior management team in a continued bid for editorial excellence, and to develop

Peer to take over at CN Group

Lord Inglewood is to become the new chairman of regional newspaper publisher CN Group Limited. He will succeed Joe Harris, (69), who has been chairman for the past 15 years. Lord Inglewood, who has said that he won’t stand for

Paperboys hit the headlines

Two quick-witted paperboys have made the news in separate incidents this week. Joe Davis, 15, who delivers the Coventry Evening Telegraph, was the first to make the headlines when he and his friend saved the life of a pensioner who

New appointment in Carlisle

A new finance director has been appointed to CN Group, the company that runs the Carlisle News & Star. Andrew Swanston is finance director at a Cockermouth brewer and pub company and is likely to join CN in Carlisle early

Appeal marches on

Walkers doing their bit for charity have upped a Millennium appeal by £1,700. Around 100 people raised a total of £6,000 on the Workington to Keswick millennium charity walk 2000, with some of that going to the West Cumberland Times

Leak puts a dampener on Mercury celebrations

New era: the Teesdale Mercury as it was (above) and after its relaunch. A new era got off to a wet start at the 146-year-old Teesdale Mercury. One day, staff were celebrating after the paper had been produced electronically for