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Jess Phillips

Manchester-headquartered Red Production Company has optioned a critically-acclaimed book by Labour MP Jess Phillips to develop it into a TV drama.

Hull Daily Mail

The Hull Daily Mail, owned by Reach, has announced closing it is closing its Beverley office, leading to the departure of a reporter who has covered the town for 40 years.

A regional newspaper reporter has been elected Britain's youngest council leader.

A "toxic combination" of public sector austerity cuts and fewer local journalists means local democracy is threatened - according to a new book.

The Star in Sheffield is the first JPI Media publication to get a new-look website, focusing on mobile users.


Maya Wolfe-Robinson, the assistant editor for Guardian Opinion, is moving to Manchester to join the newspaper’s northern reporting team.

Vanessa Sims

Vanessa Sims has been promoted to group editor for Newsquest Cumbria - a role that was declared redundant just a year ago.

The owner of the Yorkshire Post and Sheffield Star has insisted that "nothing has been decided" after reports emerged that a plan was in place to sell the newspaper group, just months after it was bought out of administration.

The Guardian and Observer has broken even for the first time since 1998 after attracting 655,000 regular monthly supporters across both print and digital.

Sunderland Echo

The Sunderland Echo is relocating to a new office on Tuesday following four years at an out-of-town location.


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