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Liverpool's Spiel Publishing has confirmed a full season run for its weekly football magazine Field after a successful pilot at the end of 2012/13 season. The company, set up in 2011 by Paul Gleeson and Dan Byrne, claimed its five-week run for Field had received a "hugely positive response".

Yorkshire publisher Digital Space has appointed Jill Wanless as beauty and fashion director of its soon-to-launch iLove magazine.

Newsquest, publisher of over 300 titles including the York Press, Lancashire Telegraph and Northern Echo, has confirmed today that chairman and chief executive Paul Davidson is to step down.

The Liverpool Echo's long-standing Hillsborough campaign earned it the newspaper of the year title at the Regional Press Awards. The paper claimed four awards in total at the event, organised by the Society of Editors and held at London’s Savoy Place.

The Manchester Evening News has launched this year’s edition of the 250 most influential people in the city at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel.
It will be published distributed next week alongside the Greater Manchester Business Week. It features s tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson who announced his retirement just days before it went to print.

MEN Media is relaunching the Oldham Advertiser with a “radical redesign” which it describes as representing a “new approach to producing weekly newspapers.”
The total redesign is to attract a new generation of readers and advertisers and includes a poster-style front page and a digest of the major stories on page three. It’s also got an expanded 4-page listings section.

Martin Regan, the former co-owner of Excel Publications, is to planning to launch several niche print titles in Cheshire, on the back of his launch website Cheshire-Today.co.uk.

The Liverpool Echo's new website has gone live this morning with the publisher saying the new site is more platform-friendly, is much easier to navigate and offers a host of new interactive features.

Ian Briggs has left TheBusinessDesk.com to become head of media relations at Finn Communications. Briggs, who has also had spells on the Yorkshire Post and Telegraph & Argus in Bradford, joined the site when it launched in 2007.

Headland Media, which supplies media and entertainment services and has offices in Liverpool and Leeds, has been bought by US investor KVH Industries for £15.5m. Headland, which was originally bought by Oakley Capital Investments from BSkyB in June 2008, provides training, news and media to sectors including cruise ships, retailers, supermarkets and gym chains.

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