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Regional daily marks 50,000th edition with special supplement

A regional daily ran a special supplement to celebrate the publication of its 50,000th edition.

The Huddersfield Daily Examiner marked the milestone with a 12-page nostalgia pullout looking back on some of the most significant events covered by the newspaper since its foundation in 1851.

Reporter Andrew Robinson compiled stories including Harold Wilson becoming Prime Minister, the construction of the M62 over the Pennines, the opening of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, how the paper covered both World Wars, and a feature on the serial killers who have struck in the region.

On the sporting front, the supplement also featured the birth of rugby league in Huddersfield’s George Hotel as well as a feature on football club Huddersfield Town’s heyday of the 1920s when they won the top division in three consecutive seasons.

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Editor Wayne Ankers said: “This is a fantastic milestone and we wanted to produce a supplement that showed how important Huddersfield has been in the history of the UK.

“We’ve had a home-grown PM, we are the birthplace of rugby league and home to the first football club in England to win three consecutive league titles. These are incredible achievements to be proud of.

“And it looks like we are set to continue our significant role as Town embark on their first season in the Premier League and we look forward to the appearance on our TV screens of Huddersfield actress Jodie Whittaker as the first female Dr Who.”