Local World

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.
By Press Gazette | 16 Jan 2014
Sarah Cox has been appointed editor of Bedfordshire On Sunday, six years after she first did work experience at the title.
Tim Lethaby, newly appointed editor of Blackmore Vale Media in Dorset
By Darren Boyle | 09 Jan 2014
Local World has appointed Tim Lethaby as editor of Blackmore Vale Media in Dorset.
By Dominic Ponsford | 07 Jan 2014
The UK’s third biggest regional newspaper publisher Local World claims it has nearly doubled its website traffic since it was launched a year ago.
By Press Gazette | 30 Nov 2013
Steve Auckland has returned to his old job as managing director of Metro.
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.

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