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The Manchester-based Co-operative Group has announced to the publishers of the Co-op News magazine that it no longer wants copies of its publication, and will cut its unrestricted funds altogether.

Design agency and print house FYI has supported the launch of former Sheffield Lord Mayor “Magic” Magid's new book, featuring his commandments including 'Always buy your round' and 'Tell ya Mama you love her'.

Carl Stroud

Manchester agency Democracy has strengthened its ranks with new hires in its PR and editorial content divisions.

Chronicle Live

Gavin Foster has been appointed editor of Reach’s Newcastle-based Chronicle Live - which he willl run in conjunction with the Sunderland Live and Durham Live titles.


Police have charged 26 people with aggravated trespass after protesters blocked the delivery of some of the UK's biggest newspapers from printing presses at Knowsley on Friday night.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Edwin van der Sar has taken out a full page advert, following the club’s signing of Donny van de Beek from Ajax.

Two experienced sports journalists - Mel Booth and Anthony Vickers - have stepped down from their respective titles, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner and the Teesside Gazette.

Karl Holbrook

Karl Holbrook, the current Editor of Newsquest’s Bolton News and Lancashire Telegraph, has been named as the new editor of The Northern Echo.

UPM, the Finnish owner of the Shotton paper mill in Deesside, has announced that it’s putting the operation up for sale.

Andy Bird, whose career started as one of Timmy Mallett's 'helpers' on Piccadilly Radio, has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive at Pearson, the education company and publisher, with a yearly salary of nearly £1 million.


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