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Editor-in-Chief’s letter on new ownership of Johnston Press titles

Editor-in-Chief’s letter on new ownership of Johnston Press titles

Dear reader, You may have seen or heard reports over the weekend that the owner of your newspaper and website, Johnston Press, was placed into administration. Today we can announce we are owned by a new operating company – called JPIMedia – under a new financial arrangement that safeguards your newspaper and website. Johnston Press […]

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JPIMedia acquires Johnston Press Group businesses

JPIMedia acquires Johnston Press Group businesses

JPIMedia, a newly-formed company owned by bondholders of Johnston Press plc (“the Group”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Group in a move that safeguards its future. The transaction provides the Group with a substantially de-levered balance sheet, new capital and a strong platform for its staff, operations and publications. The transaction has […]

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The Queen’s personal swan guard claims the birds are ‘starving’ – because people have stopped feeding them bread

The Queen’s personal swan guard claims the birds are ‘starving’ – because people have stopped feeding them bread

Thousands of swans are going hungry this year because a viral campaign urged people to stop feeding them bread, according to the Queen’s personal swan guard. David Barber, the Queen’s Swan Marker and Member of the Royal Victorian Order has slammed well-wishing campaigners for ‘starving’ his swans. ‘Ban the Bread’ ‘Ban the Bread’ was a […]

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Winter is putting your health at risk – but these tips from nurses, GPs and pharmacists can help

Winter is putting your health at risk – but these tips from nurses, GPs and pharmacists can help

It can be difficult to stay healthy during the winter, with cold, flu and vomiting bugs being particularly prominent during this time of year. Some health problems can also worsen in the winter, with the cold weather triggering conditions such as asthma and eczema. Being aware of how to effectively take care of yourself can […]

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Home Bargains stores will be closed throughout the UK on Boxing Day – here’s why

Home Bargains stores will be closed throughout the UK on Boxing Day – here’s why

Discount retailer Home Bargains has announced that it will be closed on Boxing Day this year. The company, which has outlets nationwide, informed both shoppers and employees via social media that all Home Bargains stores in the UK would not be opening on Wednesday December 26. Although Boxing Day is usually one of the biggest […]

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EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers – here’s what to do if you’re affected

EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers – here’s what to do if you’re affected

Virgin Media and EE have been fined a combined total of £13.3 million by regulator Ofcom, after overcharging nearly 500,000 phone and broadband customers who wished to leave their contracts early. Ofcom said that both companies broke consumer protection rules by failing to make clear the charges customers would have to pay if they ended […]

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Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald is ‘terrible’ say some critics

Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald is ‘terrible’ say some critics

Today sees the release of the latest film in the Harry Potter expanded universe – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. It’s the sequel to 2016’s Eddie Redmayne-starring spin-off about “magizoologist” Newt Scamander, who collects and documents the fantastical creatures of the wizarding world. With villain Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp) having escaped custody to set about […]

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The appliance of science for North Atlantic Oscillation

The appliance of science for North Atlantic Oscillation

With a name like North Atlantic Oscillation, Sam Healy’s band seem unlikely to be pushing Ed Sheeran-style acoustic pop into the charts. Named after a weather phenomenon, the complex, rich soundscapes rely heavily on, well, science, with all manner of gadgetry involved in the production of new album ‘Grind Show’. However, Healy doesn’t have a […]

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Haribo opens its first store outside London – and it has a pick-and-mix zone

Haribo opens its first store outside London – and it has a pick-and-mix zone

Confectionery brand Haribo currently operates two manufacturing facilities in the UK, but fans of their sweets can now visit its second outlet store, which is due to open next week. Officially launching on Thursday 22 November, the 1,487 square foot unit will be located in York and will follow on from the success of the […]

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Can you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? Here’s everything you need to know

Can you drink alcohol while taking antibiotics? Here’s everything you need to know

If you are taking medication, it is important to be aware of the side effects associated with some medicines – particularly in relation to alcohol. Medical professionals state that it is “sensible” to avoid drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics, and on some medicines it should not be consumed at all. When to avoid drinking alcohol […]

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