Hi, my name's Mark Astle. I run Spark creative in Birmingham. I've got loads of experience designing websites, although not specifically news ones. I've also got extensive big agency experience in the corporate ID area - for example, I designed the Marconi logo, did the 80 page corporate ID guide for Manchester Airport group. If you already have a techy guy doing the backend for you, I think I'd be ideal to make everything look as good as it should. Have a look at the work on my website and see what you think.