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Steve Auckland has returned to his old job as managing director of Metro.
New Monty Local World memo strikes upbeat tone: 'We have people, vision and finance to lead regional media into bright future'By Dominic Ponsford | 30 Nov 2013
Local World chief executive David Montgomery has said the group is leading the industry in terms of digital audience growth and has ambitions to stem print circulation decline.
Monty's memo: Management-speak glossary, the 'vision' in practice and how Local World journalists have reactedBy SubScribe | 29 Nov 2013
David Montgomery appears to combine the worst of the journalist manager and the corporate type with no idea of what producing a newspaper involves but plenty of ideas about how to cut costs.
By SubScribe | 22 Nov 2013
It's a tough job, but someone had to do it. David Montgomery has finally spelt out his vision for the Local World group of newspapers. Strangely, for someone who has been a tabloid chief sub and editor of the News of the World, he seems to have had a difficulty with plain English.
Monty's memo reaction round-up: Regional press needs visionaries, but it is insulting to describe local journalism as a 'medium grade craft'By Dominic Ponsford | 22 Nov 2013
When veteran newspaper executive David Montgomery led a consorrtium which merged the Northcliffe and Iliffe local newsapers groups at the end of last year he promised to 'resuscitate' the regional newspaper business in the UK.
Newspapers put together by one person 'skimming online content' - Montgomery's leaked Local World vision documentBy Dominic Ponsford | 21 Nov 2013
Chief executive of the Local World group David Montgomery today sent staff a 2,000-plus word explanation of how he sees the future role of the journalist in his group.
Journalists and editors should sell advertising as well as filing copy says former Local World chiefBy Darren Boyle | 11 Nov 2013
Journalists should have a role in the commercial side of the business even selling advertising the Society of Editors has heard.
By Dominic Ponsford | 11 Oct 2013
Steve Auckland has resigned as chief executive of Local World after less than a year in the job.
By Darren Boyle | 11 Oct 2013
Newspaper legend Sir Ray Tindle last night predicted local newspapers will bounce back from this latest recession.
By Darren Boyle | 01 Oct 2013
Local World has launched a new free high-end lifestyle magazine in Cambridge.
By Gavriel Hollander | 25 Sep 2013
Local World title the Bristol Post has relaunched this week, with an increased focus on lifestyle content.
By William Turvill | 13 Sep 2013
The Surrey Mirror has relaunched its print title under the masthead SurreyMirror.co.uk as the paper integrates four editions into one.
By Press Gazette | 11 Sep 2013
Local World has named Lisa Templeton as the new editor of the North Devon Journal.
Lisa Gordon made corporate development director to help Local World 'transform regional media industry'By Press Gazette | 23 Aug 2013
Former chief operating officer at Yattendon Group Lisa Gordon has been made corporate development director at regional press publisher Local World.
By Gavriel Hollander | 15 Jul 2013
Three senior executives have left Local World as part of a management shake-up at the regional publisher.
By Gavriel Hollander | 11 Jul 2013
Regional publisher Local World has appointed two new editors on its South Wales titles.
By Dominic Ponsford | 08 Jul 2013
The Grimsby Telegraph has announced a £100,000 annual investment in providing an extra 60 pages of print content per week.
By William Turvill | 05 Jul 2013
Stoke Sentinel deputy editor Richard Bowyer has been promoted to editor.
By Gavriel Hollander | 28 Jun 2013
The Office of Fair Trading has today given the green light to the merger of two newspaper groups to create Local World.
By Gavriel Hollander | 24 Jun 2013
Local World has closed two of its newest weekly newspapers.