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The Burton Mail has bitten back after TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson launched a scathing attack on the town.
It sent a reporter to the Clarkson family home in the Cotswolds with a box of locally-made gifts and an open invitation for him to enjoy a guided tour of the town. Local MPs have also joined forces to lodge a commons motion in protest at his outburst.

Clive Haden has been appointed as the new director of digital media at Archant.
He will be responsible for co-ordinating and delivering online services for the group’s newspaper and magazine portfolio.

The Shoreham Herald has moved to Worthing with the closure of its East Street offices in Shoreham – and the paper is to produce a special supplement looking at the history of the old premises.
The changes mean that the Shoreham, Steyning and Lancing Heralds will all be produced from the Worthing office.

A key Government advisor has said he would like to see the western Morning News Buy Local campaign adopted across Britain.
Sir Donald Curry, whose area of expertise is the future of farming, was speaking at a conference in the Westcountry aimed at building links between small food and drink producers.

The Nottingham Evening Post’s campaign to make seatbelt wearing on coaches and mini-buses compulsory has ended in success.
The Buckle Up campaign, which began in April, will succeed now that Europe has agreed to close a loophole which failed to insist on passengers wearing seat belts where fitted.

The North Devon Gazette & Advertiser’s Can a Million appeal has brought in some 100,000 aluminium cans for recycling in a move which will help raise £8,000 for a local hospice.

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