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  • Newsquest lays off a further 15 workers

    REGIONAL newspaper publisher Newsquest has announced that it is axeing its subediting centre at Newport in south Wales, with 14 redundancies, as the industry continues to suffer from falling revenue and circulations.

    The centre’s work will be transferred to another centralised...

    Wednesday 8th Mar 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Newsquest plans to sack one in six Bradford journos

    LOCAL newspapers publisher Newsquest ramped up its attack on journalists’ jobs yesterday, announcing plans to cull a sixth of Bradford’s Telegraph & Argus newsroom.

    The news group, owned by US conglomerate Gannett, is already in dispute with the National Union of...

    Saturday 5th Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Khan urged to solve Newsquest lay-off dispute

    THE London Assembly called on the capital’s Mayor Sadiq Khan yesterday to intervene in a dispute between journalists and newspaper publisher Newsquest over cuts, closures and redundancies.

    Over a decade, Newsquest — owned by US firm Gannett — has systematically...

    Thursday 3rd Nov 2016

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Scab subs shamed by glaring pratfall on front page

    STRIKEBREAKERS struggling to produce 11 newspapers have splashed a typo on a front page — as journalists continued their walkout over job cuts.

    Bosses at local newspaper giant Newsquest have put the company’s entire south London newsroom — bar the managing editor and...

    Tuesday 18th Oct 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Massacre at local papers

    AS THE week-long strike by Newsquest journalists in south London draws to a close, bosses at the media company have yet to show any willingness to back down on a sweeping purge that has seen 27 of 29 newsroom staff put on notice of redundancy.

    Management at the penny-pinching firm must...

    Tuesday 18th Oct 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Regional press vulture Newsquest threatens staff over new contract

    REGIONAL media group Newsquest launched an attack on working conditions at a Scottish publisher yesterday that it acquired in a multimillion-pound deal.

    Clyde and Forth Press publishes 19 paid-for weekly newspapers, nine free titles and the daily Greenock Telegraph.


    Saturday 9th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Newsquest forced to scrap subbing centralisation

    A LEADING regional newspaper publisher has had to abandon the centralisation of part of its sub-editing operations after it proved a failure, it was revealed yesterday.
    Newsquest, whose papers include the Bradford Telegraph and Argus and York Press, shed dozens...

    Tuesday 5th Jan 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Local papers’ bane to shed 1 in 4 Bolton staff

    PROFIT-HUNGRY publisher Newsquest continued its rampage across Britain’s regional media yesterday with plans to sack a quarter of its staff at Bolton News.

    Owned by US transnational Gannett, Newsquest has shed staff at newspapers across Britain including Bradford’s...

    Saturday 24th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Award for job-cutting press bosses angers NUJ

    JOURNALISTS facing waves of sackings and job cuts were outraged yesterday to discover that their vicious employer has been given a government-backed “Investors in People” award.

    Newsquest, one of Britain’s five biggest regional newspaper publishers, is owned by US...

    Friday 9th Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Scottish journalists vote for action on mass redundancy

    JOURNALISTS at Glasgow-based newspapers the Herald, Evening Times and Sunday Herald have voted unanimously to ballot for industrial action over a 20 per cent cut in editorial jobs.

    Owner Newsquest’s latest round of redundancies could threaten up to 20 jobs. It follows job cuts at...

    Thursday 27th Aug 2015

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain