Regionals

By Freddy Mayhew 23 May 15:20
The Croydon Advertiser’s Gareth Davies is usually behind the headlines, but he’s found himself in them again after winning a two-year battle with the Met over a harassment warning and claiming his fourth Weekly Reporter of the Year title at the Regional Press Awards.
By Freddy Mayhew 23 May 10:29
The efforts of the Liverpool Echo in covering the Hillsborough disaster inquests over two years were recognised with a standing ovation from journalists at the Regional Press Awards in what the paper’s editor described as the “highest point” of his career.
By Freddy Mayhew 23 May 10:01
The Dundee Courier has been named the regional daily newspaper of the year while the Kent Messenger took the title for weekly title of the year at the annual Regional Press Awards (both with a circulation above 20,000). Find a full list of winners and highly commended entries below.
By Freddy Mayhew 19 May 13:37
A new quarterly magazine will replace fortnightly council paper East End Life in Tower Hamlets, bringing the local authority in line with government publicity guidelines.
By Freddy Mayhew 13 May 13:09
Press Gazette’s successful Hands Off FoI campaign has been praised by a regional editor after his paper used Freedom of Information requests to expose the true cost of council’s attempt to place a gagging order on the tragic case of a baby’s death.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 May 12:03
Wales Online editor Paul Rowland has been promoted to the new role of editor-in-chief for Trinity Mirror's South Wales region.
By David Holdsworth 13 May 7:30
The partnership plans announced yesterday represent a new commitment by the BBC to local news.
By Dominic Ponsford 12 May 9:28
The BBC has agreed a deal to contribute £8m towards the cost of providing 150 journalists to cover councils and public services for local newspapers. The deal is expected to be outlined today in a government white paper setting out the proposed terms of a new 11-year funding agreement for the corporation.
By Dominic Ponsford 11 May 13:11
Trinity Mirror cutbacks at Local World titles continued this week with plans to cut the staff of the Black Country Bugle from five to two reporters based outside the area.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 May 11:12

Two more Local World editors are to step down in the wake of the take-over of the company by Trinity Mirror.

Lynne Fernquest (pictured) is leaving the Bath Chronicle and Rob Stokes is to leave Western Daily Press.

By Freddy Mayhew 09 May 14:50
The daily Nuneaton News has become the latest casualty of widespread cutbacks being made across the Local World group by its new owner Trinity Mirror.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 May 10:00
The Leicester Mercury brought out a Sunday edition yesterday marking the moment Leicester City captain Wes Morgan lifted the Premier League trophy.
By Freddy Mayhew 04 May 16:12
The Evening Standard has come out in support of Conservative London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith the day before Londoners are due to take to the polls. day before polls open
By Freddy Mayhew 04 May 13:37
A weekly editor has left the paper where he started his journalism career after a decision to merge editorships on the daily Grimsby Telegraph and weekly Scunthorpe Telegraph.
By Freddy Mayhew 03 May 13:37
Journalists at the Leicester Mercury had half an hour to turn around a special edition, on sale this morning, after the city's football club won the Premier League just before 10pm last night.
By John Reynolds 29 April 8:00
The two traits which London Evening Standard editor Sarah Sands admires most in journalists are “seriousness” about the trade coupled with “a merriment”. And 20 years in senior level editorial jobs have not dulled her enthusiasm for “the most fun and interesting career” there is.
By John Reynolds 28 April 8:40
Liverpool Echo editor Alastair Machray said his focus was on "marking the moment" rather than sales as his paper published special editions to mark the Hillsborough disaster Inquest verdicts.
By Dominic Ponsford 28 April 7:38
Research by the university Goldsmiths in London has found that the Evening Standard has "overwhelmingly" favoured Convervative candidate Zac Goldsmith in its news coverage of the London mayoral election.
By John Reynolds 27 April 12:35
An editor of a local weekly paper who has retired after 18 years in the job says journalism is still a “great industry” to get into offering “more opportunities” than ever.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 April 20:29
Some regional daily newspapers have lost 80 per cent of their editorial staff over since 2006, according to research by former regional editor Keith Perch.

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