Hello Jimmy and thanks for getting back to me.
When I first created the page, I created it by going to File > New > Page from Template > msebooks (site) > main (template).
I then tried your method: File > New > Blank Page. Once the page was created I saved it as a php type file called news.php. I then went to Modify > Templates > Apply Template to Page and attached the main template.
No luck though, I still get the same problem. Unfortunately, I can't send you a link as the site / file is on my testing server, which is a XAMPP installation on my PC. However I have attached a copy of the file which I've just created using your method. Maybe this will be of help?
Looking forward to your reply and thanks for your help.