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Reach has announced that the Manchester Evening News is to be published 7 days a week.

Burnley Star

Newsquest has axed the weekly Burnley Star just eight months after it was launched.


The parent company of publisher Newsquest - which owns titles including the Northern Echo and News and Star in Carlisle - has received a takeover bid from a rival US publisher that the National Union of Journalists says is “renowned for cost cutting and job slashing”.


Leeds agency Aberfield Communications has appointed former The Yorkshire Post and editor Ian Briggs as a senior consultant.


Leeds-based D/SRUPTION, the ‘Disruptive Business Magazine’, has been acquired by technology services company Panoply Holdings for an initial consideration of £50,000 in shares.

A new digital news operations is being set up in Lancashire by publisher, Reach.


Online media publication Manchester’s Finest is offering readers the chance to control the life of its editor, Ben Brown, via social media.

Roger Borrell

Publisher Archant is looking for new editors for each of its Yorkshire Life, Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life titles.

Blackpool Gazette

JPIMedia, the company which bought Johnston Press out of administration, has raised the cover price of a host of titles, including the Lancashire Post, Blackpool Gazette, Hartlepool Mail, Shield Gazette and Sunderland Echo.

Shortlist Media has published its latest accounts, showing its losses almost doubled in the last financial year.


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