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A second high profile regional sports reporter has left their role, amid rumours that American sports title, The Athletic, has started to recruit ahead of a UK launch.

Clare Sumner

The BBC has defended its decision to end universal free licences for the over-75s and argued that cutting the pay of senior staff and on-screen stars would only save a fraction of the cost.

Magic Weekend

The Sun is boycotting rugby league indefinitely after one of its reporters was barred from the Magic Weekend at Anfield in May.

Phil Hay, the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Chief Football writer is leaving the newspaper next week.

A Cumbrian journalist's investigation into a fake NHS psychiatrist has been nominated for the Private Eye Paul Foot Award 2019.

Power Up North

Thirty-three northern newspapers from three rival publishers have united to call for action to tackle the North-South divide.

Reach is extending its coverage of Liverpool FC, with the launch of, aimed at fans in the UK and America,


Newsquest has launched a Data Investigations Unit staffed by two full-time reporters who completed a 12-week BBC Shared Data Unit placement.

JPI Media is trailing a paywall at the Blackpool Gazette, it comes just a few months after the publisher raised the cover price on a number of its North West papers.

Reach has confirmed that its new online BusinessLive portal will launch next month.


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