Changes in the newspaper industry over a 60-year period are revealed in new archives donated to a county records office.
The records were handed over to Derbyshire Record Office by the Society of Provincial Wholesale Sunday Newspaper Distributors, which was responsible for distributing Sunday newspapers locally. They contain details and figures about newspapers they ordered each week.
A van driver for the Gloucester Citizen died suddenly while making his rounds.
Lionel Reeves, (66), of Bussage, will be remembered as “a man of exceptional manners and courtesy”, according to his manager, Mike Saxton.
The launch of an anti-drugs campaign in the Derby Evening Telegraph has resulted in the supply of hard drugs to one area drying up.
The Mackworth Estate had been dubbed “smackworth” – after the slang name for heroin – because of its reputation.
A campaign in The Argus, Brighton, to keep glass off the beach has received a boost with the news that ministers may force pubs and clubs to use plastic glasses.
The Argus launched its campaign to keep glass off the beach after tons of reubbish, including broken beer bottles and glasses, were left littering the pebbles after fatboy Slim’s beach party in July.
A drug addict who duped 235 people into sponsoring him for a half-marathon he never ran was arrested after a member of the public read about him in the Gloucester Citizen and tipped off the police.
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