Regionals

By William Turvill 07 July 17:26
The Information Commissioner has ruled that the Oxford Mail was not “vexatious” to ask Thames Valley Police, under the Freedom of Information Act, whether it has secretly accessed journalistic phone records. The Mail asked the force whether it was among the 19 to have used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to obtain journalistic records and find sources in a three-year period to the end of 2014, as revealed by an Interception of Communications Commissioner’s Office report.
By Dominic Ponsford 06 July 10:51
Johnston Press is to start competing with rival regional newspaper giant Newsquest in Brighton after buying an independent free newspaper published in the city.
By Bob Naylor 06 July 10:05
Former Swindon Evening Advertiser chief photographer Peter Twaites, who died on Friday 3 July 2015 aged 79, had a career that took him from a 15-year-old darkroom assistant on the Sunday Mercury in Birmingham to gaining a PhD and lecturing in Media Law and Photojournalism at Cardiff University until he retired at the age of 69.
By Dominic Ponsford 03 July 10:49
Three national newspapers have been censured by press regulator IPSO over inaccurate reports of a court case.
By PA Media Lawyer 02 July 17:22
The News Media Association - which represents the national, regional and local newspaper and magazine industries - has called on the Independent Police Complaints Commission to reconsider its rejection of a complaint by a reporter who was issued with a harassment notice.
By Rory Tingle 02 July 13:58
A Northern Irish daily newspaper is to introduce a metered paywall for its newly relaunched website.
By William Turvill 01 July 9:37
Daily Mail and General Trust and Trinity Mirror, which own 59 per cent of Local World shares, earn more than £25m between them from this profit.
By Rushabh Haria 30 June 10:49
Journalists on strike at Newsquest's Sutton Headquarters have returned to work today ten days into a 12-day strike as a "goodwill gesture".
By William Turvill 30 June 10:15
Leicestershire Police’s watchdog has called for a leak investigation after a local newspaper broke news of his ill-health and his recommendation for a successor.
By Rory Tingle 30 June 5:56
Archant’s new investigations unit has already secured 20 front-page splashes and looks to be extended beyond a nine-month trial period.
By Rory Tingle 29 June 12:34
Jon Griffin, who was named Business and Finance Journalist of the Year at last month’s Regional Press Awards, is accepting voluntary redundancy as part of a programme for 19 job losses in Birmingham.
By William Turvill 29 June 9:31
Described by the Trinity Mirror title “the biggest shake-up of its 136-year history”, the changes come after a month-long consultation with readers who provided editor Ali Machray with feedback on Twitter, the website and through sending letters.
By Rushabh Haria 26 June 12:31
The Carlisle-based media group CN has appointed Miller Hogg as its chief executive, succeeding Robin Burgess when he retires next January.
By Rushabh Haria 25 June 12:29
London Mayor Boris Johnson and five other Conservative MPs have backed striking journalists in their demands to be paid the London Living Wage and be provided with an office to work in.
By William Turvill 25 June 8:37
More than 500 journalists, politicians and press freedom campaigners have signed a petition calling on the Metropolitan Police to cancel a harassment warning letter issued to a Croydon Advertiser reporter.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 June 12:32
Press Gazette has launched a petition urging Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to cancel a Police Information Notice harassment warning given to Croydon Advertiser reporter Gareth Davies.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 June 11:21
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has ruled that officers were right to issue a reporter asked questions of a con-artist with a harassment warning.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 June 10:42

Johnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield yesterday urged the regional newspaper industry to work together to compete better with the likes of Google, Facebook, Rightmove, The Guardian and the BBC.

By William Turvill 23 June 8:30
Staff on the News Shopper yesterday joined Newsquest colleagues in South London on strike over pay, staffing, redundancies and a plan to place 16 weekly newspapers under a single managing editor.
By Alex Shaw 22 June 13:04
In July 2012, Newbury resident Grant Wooldridge was found dead on a sofa by his girlfriend Laura Bicknell, one day after collapsing at the Ness Festival in Bath.

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