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Wolves boss Dave Jones took time out from his footballing exploits to visit the headquarters of the Express & Star.
The high-flying Division One boss won September’s manager of the month and joined his chief executive and commercial manager for a tour of the offices and lunch with the newspaper’s directors.
The trio also saw how the different newspaper departments worked and was also there to see the presses roll.

Peeblesshire News senior reporter Gavin Gibbon overcame a fear of heights when he abseiled down the 120ft Barns Ness Lighthouse, near Dunbar, to raise money for the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust.

Members of a charity group in Staffordshire were celebrating after winning a £20,000 minibus in the competition run by The Sentinel.
The Red Cross took delivery of the deluxe 13-seater thanks to the Ticket to Ride contest, which received 26,923 entries.

A fund in aid of New York terrorist victim Sarah Redheffer reached £1,000 in less than a fortnight after an appeal in the Torquay Herald Express.
The fund was boosted with a £600 donation from an anonymous woman.
A special service was held at St Mary’s Church in Bathwick, near Bath, where her father is rector.

Cheltenham Bird Club has won a high-tech digital camera thanks to the Gloucestershire Echo’s Beehive community Internet network.
The club was named best local club website in a Beehive competition, and hosts information about the club and its activites.

Little Elliott Lamb, who has travelled to Australia thanks to a £60,000 appeal in the Shields Gazette, has begun having tests ready for his all-important surgery and weeks of recovery afterwards.
The nine-year-old has a benign tumour at the base of his brain and was suffering up to nine epileptic seizures a day.
He had to travel to Australia for the pioneering surgery required.

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