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After 300 proud years, the presses fall silent in Worcester

For the first time in 30 years I am working for a daily newspaper that is not printed in the building where it is written and edited. The last copy of the Worcester News rolled off its ageing press in Hylton Road this summer, and more … Continue reading

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Twitterati sneers as Worcester News live-blogs opening of new Aldi supermarket

THE twitterati were aflutter yesterday at a decision by the Worcester News to live-blog the opening of a new Aldi supermarket in the city. One shopper queued for several hours to be the supermarket’s first customer and win a wide-screen television. About … Continue reading

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Why Facebook is sometimes more important than your website for breaking news

EVERY regional newspaper should have its own Facebook page, and use it actively. A recent study by analytics platform Parse.ly highlighted the growing importance of Facebook in driving traffic to news websites, according to journalism.co.uk. Most people who do not … Continue reading

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Newspapers must take note of businesses’ inspiring response to flooding

“See where the board appears next! #Worcester is #open4business @wearebeard @illustrateddave @WorcesterBID” pic.twitter.com/AX9B9YNJ7I — Worcestershire (@worcscc) February 16, 2014   BUSINESSES are among the worst-hit victims of the flooding that has affected parts of Worcestershire over the last few weeks. … Continue reading

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