Football is back! And here at the News/Gazette, we are all set for Luton Town’s League Two season to get started tomorrow afternoon. That’s why we’ve created a dedicated feed for all things Hatters on the Luton Today website.As the Town take on Accrington Stanley in the opening day fixture at the Wham Stadium, all you have to do is use the hashtag #Accvltfc on Twitter to get involved.You can follow our live Hatters blog feed and join the discussion, here: www.lutontoday.co.uk/live/event?1406987 Hatters boss believes Coventry point will prove ‘valuable’ … [Read more...] about HATTERS LIVE: Join the discussion!
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Editorial director Joy Yates explains how the Shields Gazette has been part of her life since birth as the paper marks its 170th anniversary: "The Shields Gazette was a permanent fixture in my family home when I was growing up. Being born and bred in South Shields, it was a really big deal to be featured in ‘the paper’ in school, youth club and dance group pictures.Related: Happy 170th birthday to the Shields Gazette: South Tyneside’s newspaper looks back on covering events across three centuries "My mum and dad were therefore really proud when my first full-time job as a journalist was at the Gazette, and it has now been a huge part of my life for 30 years. "And from my first day in the newsroom, it became an ambition to one day be the editor of my hometown paper. That dream was realised in 2013, and I still edit the Gazette today, along with the Sunderland Echo and Hartlepool Mail."I am fortunate to have a fantastic team who work tirelessly to bring our audience … [Read more...] about ‘The Shields Gazette was a permanent fixture in my family home’
Two world wars, the Jarrow March and the loss of our mining and shipbuilding industry, your triumphs, your tears – the Gazette has been there to cover it all. We have charted the triumphs and downfalls of the borough across three separate centuries. Tomorrow marks our 170th anniversary and scores of readers, community figures and stars, have been sharing their well wishes, gratitude and memories.Related: Happy birthday to us: How The Shields Gazette has been bringing you trusted news for 170 yearsEmma Lewell-Buck, MP for South Shields said: “In times where we can access media 24 hours a day from around the world, there is still something special about being able to pick up a local newspaper to catch up with what’s happening to people we actually know and in the place where we live.“In some ways it’s really the original ‘social media’. The Gazette also helps me to get important messages out to my constituents, especially those who do not have … [Read more...] about Happy 170th birthday to the Shields Gazette: South Tyneside’s newspaper looks back on covering events across three centuries
For 170 years, The Shields Gazette has been reporting all the news – local, national and international – that matters to the people of South Tyneside. Now the first provincial evening newspaper in the country is making the headlines itself – it will be 170 years old on Sunday. To commemorate this landmark anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the paper’s history and featuring some of the momentous events that have shaped the lives of people living in South Tyneside and further afield. The Shields Gazette was first established in South Shields as a weekly publication on February 24, 1849, as the North & South Shields Gazette and Northumberland and Durham Advertiser.According to the British Newspaper Archive (BNA), it was founded by Glasgow merchant James Stevenson, who moved to Tyneside in 1844 to become a partner in the Jarrow Chemical Works.One of the aims of the Gazette was to help promote the shipping trade to and from North and South … [Read more...] about Happy birthday to us: How The Shields Gazette has been bringing you trusted news for 170 years
PUBLISHED: 16:05 31 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 31 December 2018 Ramzy Alwakeel Some of the Islington Gazette's front pages from 2018. Archant We look back at the last 12 months to bring you the highlights and lowlights of Islington’s year. Tragedies, celebrations, planning battles, Arsene Wenger’s resignation – 2018 has seen it all, and so have we (well, most of it). Alone again in the chamber: Cllr Caroline Russell at the Islington Gazette's election hustings at St Mary's Church in April. Picture: Polly HancockPolitics: The battle for Islington (but mainly for Highbury East)If we’ve learnt anything at the polls in recent years it’s to expect the unexpected.Which might be why there were whispers of political upset in Highbury East at this year’s local election, an area that had given Islington its sole opposition councillor in 2014.As the election neared, Labour appeared to be concentrating enormous resources on the … [Read more...] about Islington’s year in news: Gazette recaps the best, worst and oddest of 2018