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Journalists and MPs pack lobby on media cuts

25 March 2009: MPs have urged the NUJ to investigate alternative ownership models that would root journalism in local communities and vowed to do all they could to ensure the government heard the union's message.

World-famous author praises Yorkshire strikers

26 February 2009: NUJ pickets in Yorkshire have received a message of support from best-selling novelist, Barbara Taylor Bradford.

UK government rejects special assistance for local media

21 January 2009: There will be no special UK government help for local papers struggling with the double danger of the recession and the internet.

Andy Burnham to meet NUJ over local media cuts

20 January 2009: Andy Burnham, the UK Culture Secretary, has agreed to meet with the NUJ to discuss the future of local news, following an intervention by Katy Clark, MP for North Ayrshire and Arran.

Merseyside MPs call for end to Trinity Mirror cuts

24 December 2008: Six Merseyside MPs have tabled a parliamentary motion calling on Trinity Mirror to stop the haemorrhaging of jobs from its offices in Liverpool.

BBC World Service journalists vote on outsourcing plans

24 December 2008: Journalists on the BBC World Service are voting in a consultative ballot on plans to outsource some programming to South Asia.

Leading politicians rally behind Herald journalists

4 December 2008: Scottish and Westminster politicians are concerned that journalists on The Glasgow Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times are being threatened with redundancy and told to reapply for their own jobs.

MPs back Trinity Mirror journalists against cuts

20 November 2008: MPs have rallied to support journalists facing pay cuts and job losses at the UK’s biggest newspaper publishing company.

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