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A reunion to mark the tenth anniversary of the closure of the Birmingham Daily News attracted 25 people from all corners of the UK.
The event, held in Birmingham, had been delayed due to the foot and mouth crisis and the possibility of a general election earlier this year.
Those who attended included the co-founder and editor David Scott, who travelled from Torquay, and the event also attracted journalists from as far afield as Glasgow and Belfast.

The former owner of Lincolnshire Standard group of newspapers, Harry Lambert, has been told by a High Court to increase his divorce settlement to his wife from £1.6m to £7.7m.
He received around £20m for his shares when Adscene, which has acquired LSG, was sold in 1999.

The Essex Chronicle office has been snowed under with calls from cat-lovers after 80 pedigree cats were recovered from a home in its circulation area.
Reporters John Peachey and John Prefect, who cover Braintree and Witham news, answered nearly 100 calls to their office in two days after the animals’ plight was revealed in the Chronicle.

Homes have been found for 17 pigs and three bullocks after the Torquay Herald Express highlighted the story of a farmer who could no longer keep his livestock in the wake of foot and mouth disease.

The Llanelli Star has published a new book on the history of the town.
Llanelli – Story of a Town takes readers on a comprehensive journey from the ice age to the present day.

Former Lincolnshire Echo journalist John Inverdale is backing the Lincolnshire Young Driver Challenge.
He told visitors at the campaign launch: “I am saddened that Lincolnshire has a reputation for being one of the worst counties in the country for deaths and injuries on roads.”

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