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A journalist has set a record by catching trout in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland between sunrise and sunset in one day.
Journalist and fly fisherman Philip Clarke, from Sussex – who writes for Farmers’ Weekly – rode 400 miles in 17 hours on his motorbike to raise money for the Fishing to Fight Cancer appeal after his mother died from bowel cancer.

Top tipster Sam Turner, from the Shropshire Star, was honoured at a special lunch in London for his success at predicting the winners on the horses.
He received £850 after leading the Racing Post’s league for tipsters for much of the year before being beaten by a short head by Nick Cox of the Racing Post.

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph has celebrated a record-breaking month at its website
More than 76,000 visits were recorded during May – and more than 1.3m pages viewed so far this year.

A survey by the Norwich Evening News has found that as many as one in five properties could have faulty gas boilers.
They carried out the study after the deaths of two teenagers from carbon monoxide poisoning.

The Leek Post & Times has moved to brand new offices in the town’s Smithfield Centre, reaffirming its commitment to Leek and the Staffordshire Moorlands.

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