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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.

JPIMedia has announced that six of its daily titles in the North-East and North-West are set to introduce earlier deadlines, meaning they will not be able to cover late breaking news or evening sports matches in print.

Jess Phillips

Manchester-headquartered Red Production Company has optioned a critically-acclaimed book by Labour MP Jess Phillips to develop it into a TV drama.

Hull Daily Mail

The Hull Daily Mail, owned by Reach, has announced closing it is closing its Beverley office, leading to the departure of a reporter who has covered the town for 40 years.

A regional newspaper reporter has been elected Britain's youngest council leader.

A "toxic combination" of public sector austerity cuts and fewer local journalists means local democracy is threatened - according to a new book.

The Star in Sheffield is the first JPI Media publication to get a new-look website, focusing on mobile users.

Maya

Maya Wolfe-Robinson, the assistant editor for Guardian Opinion, is moving to Manchester to join the newspaper’s northern reporting team.

Vanessa Sims

Vanessa Sims has been promoted to group editor for Newsquest Cumbria - a role that was declared redundant just a year ago.

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