Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has instructed Ofcom to investigate Trinity Mirror's planned £127m deal to buy the Express newspapers from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell.

The chief executive of Johnston Press, the owner of regional titles including the Yorkshire Post and the Blackpool Gazette, has resigned after seven years in the job.

James Higgins

James Higgins, editor of Barrow daily The Mail and group editor of CN Group, has been made redundant by new owners Newsquest.

Each Friday in The Wrap, one of the North’s leading media and creative figures gives us their take on the news covered by Prolific North over the last seven days. This week it’s the turn of John Kehoe, CEO of Media Agency Group.

A new report has highlighted the challenges facing local publishers as they make the transition from print to digital.

Guardian News & Media has halved its losses in the year to the end of March and says it is on track to break even in 2018/19.

The Westmorland Gazette has been the definitive voice of the Lake District for 200 years - and now a museum exhibition is to tell its story.

Trinity Mirror's £127m deal to buy the Express titles from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell could face a government investigation, the Culture Secretary has said.


Robert Cuffe has been made redundant for a second time as regional MD for the North East by Trinity Mirror.

A campaign to reopen a sex abuse case has won the inaugural Ray Fitzwalter award for investigative journalism.


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