Publishing

82 community journalists are to be recruited across the country, as part of the Facebook-funded Community News Project.

Online women’s magazine The Pool, which was co-founded by broadcaster Lauren Laverne, is reported to be fighting for its future.

The BBC has axed its 'Local Live' initiative which was originally set up to help share stories from the local media.

Northern Press

Former Hull Daily Mail crime correspondent Nicky Harley has founded her own Yorkshire-based PR agency.

Paul Woodhouse has died after a career of over 25 years at the Yorkshire Evening Post. He was aged 61.

Andy Sykes

Deputy editor Andy Sykes has left the Blackpool Gazette after six and a half years to become a part-time journalism lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire.

Cheshire Farmart

Altrincham-based Angela and Graham Bowcock have completed a buyout of Cheshire Farmart magazine, the monthly supplier directory for farmers.

JPI Media, the company which took over Johnston Press last year, is reviewing its operations in Harrogate and Sunderland, which could lead to the offices there being closed.

Yorkshire’s Hague Group is continuing to expand, with the acquisition of Triform.

Grafenia PLC has announced that it will be investing “approximately” £2.1m in its printing operation at Trafford Park, Manchester.

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