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A newspaper’s quiz compiler is to get his chance at the big one – on TV’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Bob Ginger, who writes the crosswords for the Bucks Free Press, is keeping quiet about the outcome of his showdown with quizmaster Chris Tarrant in the show which was recorded last weekend.


Former Jersey Evening Post journalist Hamish Marett-Crosby has reached the finals of a competition for wine journalists.
He sent in two radio series for his entry, which look at New World vineyards and wines from the Loire.


Police joined the Epsom Post in the search for a masked man who stabbed a woman in the neck.
A joint leaflet campaign was launched to bring forward information on the attempted murder.


A new boating magazine has been launched to test the water for a specialist local publication in Norfolk.
Archant has published the first edition of its full-colour glossy magazine Norfolk Afloat, and there are three more editions planned for the summer.


Copies of the Lancashire Evening Post crammed with messages of support should soon be with local troops serving in the Gulf.
Editor Simon Reynolds said: “We have already published dozens of interviews and pictures provided by local service families. This gives us an opportunity to give support and help to their loved ones at this difficult time.”


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