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Media ethics group MediaWise is to co-sponsor a fringe meeting at the National Union of Journalists’ annual delegate meeting in April, Regulating Journalists, to debate the provocative paper produced by Chris Wheal, who chairs the union’s professional training committee. The

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The Press Association has strengthened its news and entertainment coverage in America with two new appointments. Victoria Ward is the new New York correspondent, while current news correspondent Mark Sage will remain in America to become PA Entertainment’s New York

Jungle adventure beckons for journalist Giles

Following the success of TV’s I’m a Celebrity, Wiltshire Times reporter David Giles is preparing for his own ‘jungle’ adventure – in Devon. The journalist has volunteered to take part in a fundraising survival challenge called I’m not a Celebrity

Wilts weekly names its editor

Andy Sambidge, (left), has been appointed as the new editor of the Wiltshire Times and West & North Wilts Star. Currently editor of Newsquest’s East Wales Weeklies – part of the group’s Wales and Gloucestershire region – he will take

Weekly editor packs his bags to take up new challenge

Wiltshire Times editor Toby Granville is leaving the paper to become assistant editor at the Oxford Mail. He has been in his current job for two years and will replace Peter Unsworth, who retired in July. Before moving to Wiltshire,

From work experience to editor in six years

Wiltshire Times news editor Holly Robinson is to take on her first editorship just six years after joining the paper on work experience. Holly, (pictured), has been appointed editor of the two-edition Bridport & Lyme Regis News and will join

Editor defends new reporter from 'cowardly' criticism

The Wiltshire Times has blasted a local headteacher’s criticism of newly recruited reporter Jenny Haworth as “cowardly”. James Colquhoun, headteacher of St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon, had told Jenny in an interview that his school was a good

'Story lifting' row is resolved by editors

The editor of a weekly newspaper has threatened his rival with legal action after stories and quotes were lifted word for word from his publication. The row blew up after the Somerset Standard, owned by Northcliffe Newspapers, set up a

Editor in the stocks to celebrate 150th

The Wiltshire Times celebrated its 150th birthday by putting editor Toby Granville in the stocks. Anniversary festivities kicked off at Trowbridge’s annual May Fair when readers – and staff – had the chance to throw wet sponges at Toby to

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Matt Holmes, (32), has been promoted as an assistant editor at The Citizen, Gloucester.He was previously head of content and rejoined the paper as news editor after a spell at the Western Daily Press, where he covered the Forest of

Snooker stars help celebrate paper's 150th

A chance to see seven of the world’s top snooker players live brought over 1,000 dedicated fans to Trowbridge for the start of the Wiltshire Times’ 150th birthday celebrations. All five matches of the 2004 Betfair Premier Snooker League, played

Christmas comes (slightly) early in Wiltshire

With less than a month to go to the big day Newsquest Wiltshire has launched its This is Christmas website. The site – which can be found here – is a one-stop guide to all things festive across Wiltshire. This

From Wiltshire to Westminster via Basra

Readers of the Wiltshire Times are being given a unique insight into events in Iraq thanks to one of the paper’s regular columnists. Westbury MP Andrew Murrison, who writes the column From Wiltshire to Westminster for the weekly newspaper, is

News team on film for crop circle documentary

Japanese film makers have used the offices of the Wiltshire Times in a new film about mysterious crop circles. The weekly paper was the first British newspaper to publish a picture of the phenomenon, when three round shapes appeared in

Is reporter Craig the Weakest Link?

Wiltshire Times reporter Craig Evry came face to face with the Queen of Mean Anne Robinson when he took part in cult quiz show The Weakest Link. Craig, (24), travelled to Pinewood Studios this week and joined eight other contestants