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A group of youngsters aged between 12 and 16 have become the latest columnists for the Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald.
The young villagers will write and design their monthly Snowdon Speaks column in which they will tell readers about their lives, activities, loves and hates.


A Manchester Evening News article from April 1978 has been put on display in the city’s “music museum”.
The report about Abba joins an exhibition of other Manchester and British-themed memorabilia at the Hard Rock Café in the Printworks after being previously on show for five years in the other outlets of the restaurant chain around the world.


The Oldham Evening Chronicle has announced a new sponsorship deal with the town’s football club.
The paper has sponsored a van which will be used to transport Oldham Athletic players’ kits to games and training sessions and it is also sponsoring the Chronicle Suite hospitality area at Boundary Park for a third year.


Aileen Sadler, formerly of the Sutton and Cheam Herald, has died aged 90.
She was in charge of the layout and editing of all classified advertisements at the Herald which was the predecessor of The Post and Sutton Advertiser.


The Surrey Comet has received a letter of thanks from the prime minister’s office and been promised a reply from the Ministry of Defence for its 1,387-signature Justice for HJ petition which it handed into Downing Street last month.
The petition called for a public inquiry into the death of Chessington Red Cap Simon Hamilton-Jewell, who was killed a mob of Iraqis in Al Majar Al Kabir last June.


Readers of the Suffolk Free Press have donated £10,800 to the paper’s Memories For Connor appeal which will pay for a seriously ill boy and his family to go on holiday to Disney World, Florida.
Eight-year-old Connor Flower suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder which causes progressive weakness, and is likely to be permanently in a wheelchair by the age of 11.


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