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Bristol Evening Post features editor Bill Davis was an expert on broken bones by the time his health feature on the subject was printed.In the time between writing it and publishing it, he managed to break two of his fingers in three places after getting them jammed in a door. He is recovering after an operation.


A sports cartoonist, whose work appeared in the sports pages of the Worcester Evening News for more than 50 years, has died aged 95.
Horace Winwood broke into his beloved career after the Second World War and met many top sportsmen.


Grimsby Telegraph operations manager Graham Helsby has retired after 27 years in the print industry following a farewell from managing director Mark Webb.
He became press and publishing manager at the Grimsby and Scunthorpe Telegraph in 1991 after developing his career from that of camera operator when he began in 1975.


Aberdeen’s Highland Games are set to have a funfair – thanks to pressure from the Evening Express after an original council decision to axe it.
A “misunderstanding with officials” was blamed following the Express’ Save our Funfair campaign, which managed to overturn the February vote.


The Evening Star offices in Ipswich hosted a contest between two secondary schools to see who could produce the best newspaper in a day.
The event was part of the Archant Well Read Newspaper Challenge.


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