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The founder of successful hyperlocal news website Blog Preston is to step down after 10 years.

The Liverpool Echo has confirmed that Paul Gorst will be its new Liverpool FC correspondent.

Southport printing company, Mitchell & Wright has gone into liquidation, with the loss of 13 jobs.

Reports suggest that David Montgomery is on the verge of launching a new media group.

The Hartlepool Mail has moved back to the offices where they were based between the 1990s and 2015, following the completion of a major refurbishment.

Veteran sports journalist Steve Curry, who enjoyed a long career on Fleet Street after starting out in regional newspapers in Lancashire, has died at the age of 76.

PJ Proby

American pop star PJ Proby has lost complaints against Reach titles the Mirror, Teeside Live and Leeds Live following a story in which he said he had “not been in a ­relationship for 22 years because he only wants to date underage girls”.

The Hannay Partnership in The Wirral has been wound up, after falsely claiming to produce magazines, which supported the emergency services.


More than 4,400 people have so far applied for 83 regional journalism jobs as part of the £4.5m community news project being funded by Facebook.

Regional newspaper publisher Newsquest could be set to face a fresh wave of cost-cutting after its US-based owner, Gannett, was acquired in a $1.4bn deal.


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