Five local journalists win back unpaid wages from owner


Five journalists who were not paid by their newspaper for 12 weeks have won £19,000 at a tribunal.

The five employees of The Darrener, based in Darwen, Lancashire, were not paid between April and June last year.

The paper has not been published since mid-July, though is still listed by Companies House as actively trading.

According to the Lancashire Telegraph, Judge Peter Russell awarded former editor Peter Holland £6,837.54, chief reporter Miranda Taylor £4,750, graphic designer Martyn Halliwell £3,266, reporter Simone Yates £2,100 and layout assistant Lisa Geogarty £2,484.50.

The staff took the action against the newspaper’s former owner, Ted Ward.

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