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French lessons at the News

A reporter’s french connection proved to be very lucky for a Skegness woman.

Embroidery enthusiast Joyce Stocks went to the offices of the Skegness News hoping staff there could help her solve a frustrating problem.

She had bought a tapestry kit whilst on holiday in France, only to find that a chunk of the English instructions were missing.

Joyce explained: “I felt really disappointed – especially as I had already started and was looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

“It was so frustrating knowing that the instructions were right in front of me, but I just couldn’t understand them.”

But help was at hand in the shape of reporter Leila Boukassi.

Leila’s dad, Mohamed, is a former french teacher and now runs his own translation agency specialising in French and Arabic.

With his help, the instructions were translated and Joyce was finally able to crack on with her tapestry.

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