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Eastern Daily Press photographer Simon Finlay will soon be heading to the USA after scooping first prize in a competition run by parent company Archant.
More than 250 staff entered the quiz to mark the launch of the group’s intranet, and winner Simon will visit Los Angeles, Hollywood, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon during a seven-day trip.


Helensburgh Advertiser and Dumbarton Reporter editorial manager Julian Calvert has left the paper to become a journalism lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University.


The Norwich Evening News sports team have proved they are top of the league after winning through in a football trivia quiz.
David Cuffley, Richard Wilner, Matthew Chambers and Andrew Ryan beat 21 other teams to the top in the A Question of Football quiz at The Forum in Norwich.


The Advertising Standards Authority has appointed four new members to its council in preparation for November 1 when it takes over the regulating of broadcast advertisng from Ofcom.
The new members are consultant haematologist Chitra Bharucha, headteacher Neil Watts, fundraising manager Alison Goodman and Nigel Walmsley, chairman of the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board.


Staff at The Extra in Glasgow have raised £100 for Macmillan Cancer Relief by taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
The Archant paper is a keen supporter of the charity and earlier this year launched a £2-a-reader appeal, which aims to contribute to the building of a £2m chemotherapy unit at the city’s Gartnavel General Hospital.


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