Regionals

By Dominic Ponsford 27 August 15:58
None of the 22 UK paid-for weekly newspapers audited by ABC in the first half of this year increase sales.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 August 13:38
The 73 UK regional daily and Sunday newspapers listed by ABC in its data lost sales by an average of 13.5 per cent year on year in the first half of 2014. The biggest faller was a Newsquest title for the third period in a row. This time the title losing sales at the fastest rate was the South Wales Argus, down 33.2 per cent year on year to an average of 13,197 sales a day. The dramatic sales drop for the Argus follows a 44 per cent price increase from 45p to 65p.
By William Turvill 27 August 13:05
According to ABC, between January and June, Local World recorded 16,395,037 average unique monthly browsers - up 90 per cent year on year.
By William Turvill 26 August 12:10
Burton Mail editor Kevin Booth (pictured) is to take over at the Leicester Mercury following the resignation of Richard Bettsworth who leaves the title after 14 years
By William Turvill 26 August 11:37
Following Trinity Mirror groups in the North East and Wales, the Midlands titles will take up the "Newsroom 3.1" model by the end of September.
By William Turvill 26 August 9:59
The editor of the Largs & Millport Weekly News is standing down after 40 years in the job.
By Press Gazette 22 August 13:57
Seven local authorities have been asked to ensure that publication of their print publications will comply with rules aimed at protecting commercial newspapers and the Government has given them two weeks to explain what they how plan to do.
By Press Gazette 22 August 10:42
Newsquest has announced the appointment of Trinity Mirror North East regional sales director Chris Moore to run its titles in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
By Press Gazette 21 August 10:19

Regional media group archant has appointed Filmflex Movies boss Jeff Henry as its new chief exdecutive.

Filmflex is a video on demand joint venture between Sony Pictures Television and Disney. He takes over from Adrian Jeakings.

By Press Gazette 13 August 9:00
John Bills has been named group managing director of Johnston Press. He has been in the newly-created job an on interim basis since June.
By Dominic Ponsford 13 August 8:38
A newly-qualified senior reporter for the Blackpool Gazette has scooped three of the four NCTJ excellence awards as he was among 50 journalists to make the grade as senior reporters passing the National Qualification in Journalism.
By William Turvill 07 August 9:51
The Royston Weekly News, Saffron Walden Weekly News and the Huntingdon/ St Ives & St Neots News & Crier are to stop being published next month.
By William Turvill 07 August 9:25
Archant chairman Simon Bax has written to shareholders “in lieu of an interim statement” to say there will be a "strategic review of the business" when a new chief executive is appointed.
By PA Media Lawyer 06 August 9:40
An information tribunal has ruled that the councillors being identified in the Bolton News "could potentially cause unnecessary and unjustified damage".
By William Turvill 05 August 12:13
Hollinshead is to be group chief executive at Nova International Ltd, a sporting events company, where he has been a non-executive director since 2012.
By William Turvill 01 August 11:58
Local World has reported a turnover of £239.6m and an operating profit of £18.5m for its first-year financial results.
By William Turvill 01 August 8:41
Newquest has appointed a new digital platforms director “as it continues the rapid expansion of its digital operations”.
By PA Media Lawyer 30 July 12:35
The newspaper initially pleaded not guilty to a charge of breaching the lifelong anonymity for the victims and alleged victims of rape and other sexual offences granted by section 1 of the Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992.
By William Turvill 30 July 9:41
Alan Woods joined the Gazette in November 2013 after working his way up from reporter to deputy news editor on the News Shopper titles in South London.
By William Turvill 28 July 13:10
The Mirror is launching a dating website, Mirror Matches, this week, to join a number of other offshoot websites, such as usvsth3m.com, ampp3d.mirror.co.uk and the recently relaunched Mirror Bingo site.

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