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Retirement for Daily Post veteran

Reporter was on call 24/7 to keep up with the goings-on on his patch

Final whistle for sports stalwart Ian

Journalist receives a signed shirt and commemorative statue as he puts down his notebook

Journalist couple launch PR company

Mason Media will be a “more focused agency” for national and regional media

Journalist sees debut novel in print after 15 years

A journalist at the Ellesmere Port Pioneer is celebrating the publication of his debut novel – 15 years after he first came up with the idea for the mystery thriller. News editor Chris Smith, (32), began creating the characters for

Gays "should seek a cure" splash creates media storm

The reporter who broke a story quoting the Bishop of Chester’s views on homosexuals has found himself in the eye of a media storm. Chester Chronicle chief reporter Dave Holmes penned the exclusive for Friday’s edition, quoting the Rt Rev

Newsquest staff on the move

Andy Tipler, managing director of the Guardian Series, Warrington, has been promoted to managing director of Newsquest, Worcester. His successor will be Chris Hughes, currently finance director of Newsquest Cheshire/Merseyside at Warrington. Andy, who has more than 25 years’ experience

Cheshire baby vote scam explained – in court

The Baby of the Year contest at the Chester Chronicle received more attention than usual – when one doting mum spent £670 on phone calls to vote for her toddler. The competition in her local paper meant so much to

British Columbia trip for Peter

Former Newcastle Evening Chronicle deputy editor Peter Long is packing his bags for British Columbia as a guest of the International Society of Weekly Editors. He will jet out to Victoria, Canada, with his wife next month, for the society’s

The Chronicle helps a child to find a new family

A toddler without a family has found one thanks to the Chester Chronicle. An article about four-year-old Kriss resulted in several enquiries – as well as other requests for information about adoption. The article about Kriss formed the basis of

How to beat the nationals and get a Liz Hurley exclusive…

When model and actress Liz Hurley unveiled a new animal exhibit at Chester Zoo, national newspaper snappers were there for the obligatory photo session. After the official opening, Miss Hurley, former partner of film star Hugh Grant and the face

Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000

The Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper Awards 2000 were announced at a gala dinner in Newcastle after the Weekly Newspaper Conference. Here is the full list: Best advertisement feature – Paid-for weekly newspapers Winner: Somerset County Gazette Highly Commended: Luton News/Dunstable

Do you remember Rex?

Hundreds of journalists who have worked in the north west and North Wales will remember Rex Thelwall. After more than 30 years with Chester Chronicle and associated newspapers, Mr Thelwall is retiring at the end of June and a party

Inaccurate and intrusive?

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during April 2002 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and

Chronicle appeal raises £11,000 in two weeks

Readers of the Chester Chronicle have donated almost £11,000 in two weeks to fund a holiday for six-year-old boy with an inoperable brain tumour. The paper reported on the plight of Sam Fynn, who was diagnosed with the tumour in