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Michelle spends last day with the Queen

Michelle Lalor has spent her last day as editor of the Scunthorpe Telegraph in the company of the Queen.

Michelle, (36), will take over as editor of sister paper the Grimsby Telegraph next week when Peter Moore retires.

And on her last day at the helm at Scunthorpe she was presented to the Queen during her Golden Jubilee visit to North Lincolnshire.

Michelle spearheaded a campaign by the paper to help raise the £1.4m needed to boost the Lindsey Lodge Hospice Appeal and during her visit the Queen officially opened the new in-patient extension there.

Michelle said that being presented to the Queen was a splendid end to her three-year-long leadership at the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

She said: “Although I have the personal honour of being presented to her Majesty, I do so on behalf of everyone who donated to this worthy cause which will stand as a testimony of the community spirit of our town.”

Michelle was appointed editor of the Scunthorpe Telegraph in 1999.

She started her career with Grimsby and Scunthorpe Newspapers in 1988 as a trainee reporter, becoming assistant editor at Grimsby in 1998 after four years in Hull as news editor and in new media.

Jon Grubb, deputy editor at the Nottingham Evening Post, will take over as editor of the Scunthorpe Telegraph on August 5.

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