Local World

By William Turvill | 19 Sep 2014
Hertfordshire Mercury editor Julie Palmer (right) has been appointed to the new position of senior editor. She will continue to edit the Mercury, but will also now be responsible for co-ordinating editorial teams in the area.
By William Turvill | 27 Aug 2014
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 Aug 2014
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 | 07 Aug 2014
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 | 01 Aug 2014
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 | 30 Jul 2014
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 | 30 Jun 2014
Editorial production of the two titles, which became part of Local World early last year after formerly being part of the LSN Media division of Iliffe News and Media, has been transferred to Bedford.
By William Turvill | 10 Jun 2014
More than ten Local World photographers are facing losing their jobs, according to the National Union of Journalists. Staff photographers on West Country titles are said to have been asked to accept zero-hours-style freelance contracts instead to carry on working for the publisher. But the uni
By William Turvill | 29 May 2014
As well as continuing to edit the Chronicle, Dent-Jones will now take a “supervisory responsibility” for its Local World sister title Brentwood Gazette and the two websites.
By William Turvill | 27 May 2014
At the end of March, Local World revealed plans to create a number of new jobs as it announced plans to turn the South West title into a seven-day operation.
By William Turvill | 23 May 2014
West joined the Echo in 1999 as a reporter and has also worked as news editor, business editor and content editor when the newspaper went from daily to weekly.
By William Turvill | 20 May 2014
The new role will see Kelly “lead the delivery of digital product and strategy for Local World, working closely with the broader business to strengthen its multi-platform development”.
By Oliver Jones | 29 Apr 2014
Mean (pictured above) is the former editor of the Gloucester Citizen, editor-in-chief of Gloucestershire Media and was most recently content director for Local World's Gloucester title.
By Press Gazette | 01 Apr 2014

Local World has revealed that a number of new editorial jobs will be created by the launch of a Sunday edition of the Western Morning News.

By Cleland Thom | 24 Mar 2014
Essex Police have unwittingly contributed to the ongoing debate about police posting a crime story direct to a newspaper’s website.
By Press Gazette | 17 Mar 2014
The National Union of Journalists has warned Local World titles that they risk becoming a "mouthpiece for police" if an experiment into police self-publishing on a newspaper website is extended across the group.
By Dominic Ponsford | 14 Mar 2014
We are starting to see what Local World chief executive David Montgomery's vision for content uploaded direct to his websites without need for "human interface" looks like.
By Dominic Ponsford | 14 Mar 2014
Police in Torquay celebrated a first yesterday as they published a story directly on to the Herald Express website after being granted "publisher rights".
By Darren Boyle | 10 Feb 2014
Local World is claiming a 59 per cent year-on-year increase in monthly unique viewers during January 2014 compared with the previous year.
Jon-Paul Hedge
By Darren Boyle | 01 Feb 2014
Jon-Paul Hedge has been appointed editor of the Exeter Express and Echo, Local World has announced.

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