Regionals

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.
By William Turvill 28 July 10:37
The publisher is facing 17 civil claims over phone-hacking and the company’s half-year financial report confirmed it is continuing to co-operate with the police’s operations Elveden, into payments to public officials, and Golding, into phone-hacking at Mirror titles.
By PA Media Lawyer 25 July 10:37
Newsquest North East pleaded guilty, having indicated a "not guilty" plea at an earlier hearing.
By William Turvill 24 July 9:28
Highfield said that digital audience growth is “far outweighing any decline in print”, but added that he does not “want cannabilisation of what is our biggest source of revenue (print)”.
By William Turvill 23 July 9:44
Announcing a second-quarter profits rise of 84 per cent and a 12 per cent increase in revenue year on year, Gannett also said Newsquest’s digital revenues are up 24.6 per cent.
By William Turvill 22 July 9:35
The change means the paper’s presses will be rolling from around midnight, but editor Keith Harrison said this does not mean it is now a “morning paper”.
By William Turvill 22 July 9:09
Johnston Press’s managing directors for Northern Ireland and Scotland are to leave as part of a shake-up that will see the company combine several publishing divisions.
By William Turvill 21 July 10:35
Publisher Johnston Press has agreed a long-term lease of four office suites in Berwick Workspace, located just behind 90 Marygate (pictured, Google), according to the newspaper.
By William Turvill and Dominic Ponsford 17 July 12:17
Mail Online (10,912,083 unique users per day, up 35 per cent year on year) and The Guardian website (5,718,502, up 17 per cent) remain the biggest newspaper websites in the UK.

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