New era for Press News

Posted by - September 1, 2011

A warm welcome to this first electronic on-line version of PRESSNEWS.  The Club board felt it was about time we moved with the times and used technology to produce a modern edition of the Journal and we hope that you like the result. This transition will allow us to communicate more speedily to members with

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London Press Club Ball 2011

Posted by - August 26, 2011

Tickets and tables are selling fast for the social highlight of the journalistic world – the annual London Press Club Ball. Don’t miss out. This year’s LPC Ball will take place on Thursday 13th October, 2011 at the Natural History Museum – hosted this year by distinguished news presenter and ‘national treasure’  Moira Stuart. The

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Trust and Fleet Street

Posted by - July 1, 2011

A personal view by Bill Hagerty. When the News of the World was launched in 1843, it proudly proclaimed: ‘Our motto is the truth, our practice is the fearless advocacy of the truth’. That may have been the motto, but the menu targeting the newly literate working class consisted of titillation in the form of

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Faversham fans

Posted by - June 29, 2011

  On the 20th July on a very pleasant day, a group of 15 Club members, accompanied by Club Chairman, Steve Oram and Club Administrators Kate O’Reilly and Nathalie Smith, paid a visit to the award winning Phoenix Pub in Faversham which is owned by Club Deputy Chairman, David Selves. The trip was at the

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Duchess praises free speech

Posted by - June 2, 2011

The Duchess of Cornwall took pains in her speech at the London Press Club Awards ceremony to emphasise the importance of free speech. “I believe passionately in freedom of expression,” she told the audience of over 150 LPC members and their guests at the Berkeley Hotel in London. “It is our right to speak freely. Please

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