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'Graham Collection' saved by freelance photographer

A town museum has been presented with a set of historic pictures thanks to the generosity of photographer Phil Chisholm. When the news, wedding and arts photographer, who runs Studio Tristan, heard the lost ‘Graham collection’ was on the market

Freelance Sid dies

Freelance photographer Sid Hopkins has died after a lengthy battle against cancer. Sid, (94), lived in Llanelli where he was well known in photographic circles and captured most major public, civic and sporting events. His photographs frequently appeared in many

Nothing negative aboutPhil's job

Page 2 of 2 Phil proudly admits he has been involved in every Royal visit during his reign at the Mail – the Queen and Prince Philip, the Queen mum, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and the Princes Edward and

Sick as a parrot

Photographer Rory Raitt was sick as a parrot after a photo session ended up with a visit to hospital. He was gushing with blood after parrot Jade decided to take a chunk out of his ear. The photographer, from the

Firefighter needled by new visitor

A prickly customer gave a fireman a shock when he walked into the firestation unannounced. But this was no usual visitor – it was a baby hedgehog who had wandered in from the cold. Leading fire fighter Paul Dennis –

The Flaws Files revisited

A photographer who has been recording life and events in the Westcountry and mid-Devon for the last 50 years is bringing his catalogue of work to a wider audience. Lee Flaws was the staff photographer at the Mid-Devon Gazette for

Exhibition shows stresses and strains of managerial life

Newcastle United fans can relive the past glories of some of the team’s former managers with a new exhibition in the city. A three-month exhibition has opened at the Discovery Museum featuring pictures taken by photographers from Newcastle Chronicle. The

Christmas will be spent preparing to face trial

A freelance photographer is spending Christmas preparing to face trial in America on a conspiracy charge. Steve Morgan, arrested after covering a Greenpeace demonstration against the ‘Star Wars’ missile programme, faces trial in Los Angeles on January 8. He faces

Surprise police award for Trevor

Page 2 of 2 “In 1987 when Michael Ryan ran amok in Hungerford, people fled the town.Undaunted, Trevor climbed across a pipe over the river to get somedramatic pictures. The lead-up to the 1986 SummerSolstice “Just one year earlier, Trevor

Hear'Say star pic problem solved

The South Wales Evening Post published a picture of a Hear’Say Noel Sullivan doll after the star himself refused to be photographed on a visit to Swansea. He was there to give his support to a local contest to discover

Pet inspires snapper's artwork

A photographer who used to work for the Lewisham News Shopper is displaying some of her artwork in a photography exhibition at Blackheath. Lucy Cohen and her partner Michael Kalesteras are taking part in the Independent Photography Project exhibition at

Stephen shows off his soccer shots

A collection of football photographs taken by the Liverpool Echo’s Stephen Shakeshaft are to go on display later this month. Stephen, the Echo’s picture editor, will be exhibiting photographs of Liverpool and Everton at the Museum of Liverpool Life, from

Nothing negative aboutPhil's job

When the Mail’s senior photographer, Phil Dawes, was dishing tea out to the reporters 39 years ago, little did he realise where his tea-making duties would lead him. Nowadays, Phil is more likely to be found drinking tea than making

Former Echo photographer honoured

Former Northern Echo photographer Iain Weir has been honoured at an annual golf event. Eighteen golfers, many of them former colleagues, took part in the second annual Iain Weir Memorial Golf Day. Iain, who was 38, died two years ago

Brian retires after 40 years at the Chronicle

Bath Chronicle photographer Brian Stevens has retired after 40 years with the paper. He started his career at the Wiltshire Gazette, and intially arrived at the Chronicle to fill in for six months before taking up a job on the