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Motoring journalist Ross Finlay, (67), has died after suffering a heart attack at the wheel of his car.Ross, from Helensburgh, was a contributor to the Herald’s motoring section and a freelance journalist. Two charities have received a cash Christmas gift

Advertiser gets a facelift

The Evening Advertiser in Swindon has been been given a facelift in a bid to make it more appealing and modern for its readers. Under the slogan ‘Brighter, Bolder, Better’ the Newsquest title has introduced a number of design and

Evening Advertiser exposes underage booze sales

An investigation by the Evening Advertiser has revealed the ease with which alcohol and cigarettes can be bought by underage teenagers in Swindon. The newspaper put local businesses to the test by sending out two 15-year-old volunteers who managed to

Advertiser names its man

Mark Waldron is to become the new editor of the Swindon Evening Advertiser. Currently deputy editor of the South Wales Echo in Cardiff, he will succeed Simon O’Neill, who left to become editor of the Oxford Mail in February. The

Probing questions fromthe Echo

When the South Wales Echo wanted to get to the heart of its readers’ beliefs, concerns and attitudes, it took the direct route – and asked them. The newspaper wanted to find out what its readers thought on issues such

Banning order could have led to legal action, says paper

The Swindon Evening Advertiser has successfully overturned a banning order on the address of a couple facing child pornography charges. It claimed the order, imposed under Section 11 of the Contempt of Court Act, would leave the paper open to