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Victim waives anonymity to tell abuse story

A child abuse victim has waived her anonymity for a chance to tell her story in the Wiltshire Times. Mum-of-three Vicky Hiscock, (27), was drugged and sexually molested by her stepfather for five years and on the eve of his

Editor leaves Wiltshire Times

The Wiltshire Times is looking for a new editor after Steve White left the company after almost three years at the helm. During that time the paper successfully converted from broadsheet to tabloid and the circulation saw an increase of

NUJ agreement for Cambridge journalists

An agreement has been reached between the Cambridge Evening News and the NUJ for union recognition at the paper. The move follows months of negotiations between editor Colin Grant and Jeremy Dear, the NUJ’s national organiser. The agreement will give

Life could be verse

Journalist Judy Theobald is in an enviable position. After years of working in regional newspapers she’s got the job of her dreams at Lincolnshire Life magazine – but has a little sideline that’s still published each week in the Lincolnshire

Times takes OBE fight to Downing Street

The Wiltshire Times has taken its fight to strip an Army officer of his OBE to Downing Street. Readers of the paper reacted with outrage when Lt Col Giles Stibbe was awarded the honour – for services in the former

Times bid to strip Army officer of OBE

The Wiltshire Times has launched a campaign to strip an Army officer of his OBE. Lt Col Giles Stibbe is to receive the honour for services in the former Yugoslavia. But the news has sparked outrage among families of three

Justice for Zoe petition presented to Home Secretary

The Wiltshire Times’ Justice For Zoe petition has been presented to Home Secretary David Blunkett by Westbury MP Dr Andrew Murrison in the House Of Commons. The newspaper campaign was launched in April in a bid to get a minimum

Fatalities trigger Times safety call

After four people died in four days in three separate crashes on the A36 through Wiltshire, the Wiltshire Times launched its Drive Down The Death Toll campaign. The road was due a Government safety review 18 months ago but that

"Lifesaver" initiative receives a boost

The Wiltshire Times Shame A Drink Driver campaign has received praise from the police and RAC who hailed its weekly crusade as a “lifesaver”. The anti-drink driving campaign was launched at Christmas during the annual police blitz. And after positive

Sick toddler set to fly

One of the most successful appeals by the Wiltshire Times has raised £6,500 after only nine weeks. The story of three-year-old Zara Fox touched the hearts of people fromacross west Wiltshire and Zara’s family are overwhelmed by the responseto the

Appeal for toddler almost at target

One of the biggest cash appeals launched by the Wiltshire Times has almost reached its target. The Zara Fox Appeal, to raise money for a toddler with a rare condition, is just £1,000 short of its £6,000 target, which would

Times help for little Zara

A three-year old suffering a rare genetic disorder is the focus of a campaign launched by the Wiltshire Times. Zara Fox needs treatment in America for Coffin-Siris Syndrome, which affects her speech, feeding and limbs. Only a handful of people

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

Weekly newspaper staff set to do battle

The contenders for the Newspaper Society Weekly Newspaper Awards have been revealed, with the release of the shortlist ahead of next month’s competition. The great and the good of the weekly newspaper industry will battle it out for 34 prizes

Advertiser staff dominate honours roll

Journalists and public relations staff from across Wiltshire gathered for an evening of celebration as the winners of this year’s Wiltshire Media Awards were announced. Print, Internet and broadcast journalism as well as PR were all represented as 13 prizes

Editorial success saluted at Newsquest awards

The Argus, Brighton, has been named Daily Newspaper of the Year in the annual Newsquest editorial awards. Simon Bradshaw, editorof The Argus, receives theDaily Newspaperof the Year award from Paul Davidson, Newsquest’s chairman and chief executive The judge described the