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Online printing company, instantprint, is investing £3.25m into new printing technology this summer, with plans to create up to 40 new jobs.

Four picture editors are to be made redundant at the Leeds and Sheffield operations of regional publisher Johnston Press.

Newsquest chief executive Henry Faure Walker has criticised Facebook for building an audience “off the back of news journalism” but insists that local media has a bright future.

Former Johnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield has been appointed to the board of a luxury yacht company.

Johnston Press, which owns more than 200 papers including the Yorkshire Post, is considering a default on its staff pension scheme.

Yorkshire Post owner Johnston Press has reported a 9% slump in revenues for the first half of the year - and blamed the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) for hitting digital advertising.

Northern regional newspapers owned by Johnston Press, Newsquest and Reach have joined forces in an "unprecedented show of unity" to demand action from the government over the continuing Northern Rail debacle.

Uncertainty still remains over De Le Rue’s passport production operation in the North East after it released its latest figures.

Burn had been feature writer for the paper since January 2017. Prior to that he was senior reporter for The Star in Sheffield for almost three years.

Regional website Leeds Live has successfully challenged an order barring journalists from reporting on the arrest and subsequent jailing of far-right activist Tommy Robinson.

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