Each Friday in The Wrap, one of the North’s leading media and creative figures gives us their take on the week’s news covered by Prolific North. This week it’s the turn of Jack Mason, CEO of Dreamr.

The Oldham Evening Chronicle has returned for a limited print run today.

Reach, the publisher of the Mirror and Express newspapers, is to axe 70 staff as it makes tens of millions in cost cuts.

Middlesbrough-based Resolution Media and Publishing has outlined plans to create jobs and new print titles.

Next week, Reach will be launching Cheshire Live, as it merges the Chester Chronicle, Crewe Chronicle and Macclesfield Express into its new “Live” brand.

David Faulkner, a former managing director of Trinity Mirror Cheshire and North Wales who later became MD at rivals North Wales Newspapers Media, has died suddenly at the age of 71.

Manchester Evening News

Trinity Mirror (now Reach PLC) launched the edition last September following the closure of of the daily Oldham Chronicle.

Tom Harte, the former group digital director at CN Media/Newsquest Cumbria, has joined Reach.

The new ABC figures have been released this afternoon, naming the Yorkshire Post as the fastest growing regional online publication.

The Telegraph’s undercover investigation into Sam Allardyce “was justified in the public interest” according to an official report.


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