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A journalist who has contributed a column to his weekly newspaper for 70 years has had his longevity recognised in the House of Commons.
W ‘Speedy’ Moore’s “outstanding duration” at the Coleraine Chronicle featured in an Early Day Motion – a parliamentary petition – sponsored by East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell.

The multi-million pound will of former newspaper proprietor William Gibbs, who was managing director and later chairman of Home Counties Newspapers, has benefited three charities.
The British Dyslexia Association, the British Heart Foundation and Guys & St Thomas’ Charitable Foundation each received £10,000 from the £4.35m estate.

Big Brother winner Cameron Stout is to write a weekly motors column for his local paper, Orkney Today, after road testing a series of cars.

Police officers looking for missing Charlotte Pinkney in the Ilfracombe area handed out hundreds of Westen Morning News posters in the area to help with the search.
Posters were distributed to residents and businesses as the murder inquiry continued.

A MORI survey has found that only 20 per cent of people trust journalists to tell the truth.
In contrast, 92 per cent of people trust a doctor, with journalists even coming below politicians in the rankings.

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