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Archant South West chief photographer Simon Horn has been awarded the Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain after submitting his work.
Simon said: “The portfolio took around three years to put together and contained photographs chosen to demonstrate a wide range of techniques.”

Readers of the Skegness, Spilsby and Alford Standards are being invited to name and shame the worst eyesores in the surrounding areas.
Derelict buildings, overgrown vegetation and excess litter are set to be reported and photographed during the next few weeks.

Reporters Pete Le Riche and Becca Gliddon at Archant South West have raised more than £300 for a children’s hospice by taking part in a 48-hour jailbreak.
The hospice hopes to raise £14m to build a second centre in Bristol and the money will go towards extending the care service for terminally ill children and their families, with Archant South West so far contributing £3,660 through an appeal in its newspapers.

Newsquest has joined forces with an English call centre to provide a new nationwide telephone directory service 118 750.
A call from most landlines lasting up to a minute will cost the caller 39p, with each minute after costing 9p.

West Briton reporter Susie Carter recently joined a juggling club and was introduced to juggling by Hayley Kneale who has been in the business since she was 15 years old.
The club welcomes those who wish to use other circus equipment including unicycles, diabolos and poi-strings.

Amnesty International has announced the winners of the Amnesty International UK media awards 2004.
Lorna Martin, of The Herald, won a regional media award for a report on Asylum seeking children.

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