A controversial strip of road where new speed cameras are about to be set up has been investigated by the East Anglian Daily Times, which found that none of the serious accidents there were caused by speeding.
The revelation, under the Freedom of Information Act, has fuelled suspicions among motorists that the cameras are there to make money rather than for safety.
South West politician Dr Liam Fox took time out from electioneering to celebrate Clevedon Mercury editor Carol Deacon’s tenth year in charge.
She decided to use the anniversary to raise money for a good cause, and hosted a charity matinee film show at the Curzon Cinema to help boost its restoration fund.
An Exeter Express & Echo appeal helped track down a bail bandit who was on the run in the Canary Islands.
His photo had been printed on the front page as part of a police Operation Turn Up, to catch people who has skipped bail, and he was found after a reader tip-off.
An engraved ship’s decanter and £1,000 are on offer as the prize for the Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Awards.
The Award is made to the writer, broadcaster, media person, academic or similar person who during the year, is considered to have made a major constructive contribution to publicising the importance of the United Kingdom’s maritime interests. The awards are to commemorate Desmond’s single minded dedication to the belief that the United Kingdom’s economic wellbeing and security are inextricably bound up with the sea. More information can be found at www.bmcf.org.uk.
A Victory Party to mark the 60th anniversary of VE Day is being thrown by the Bristol Evening Post.
The event, on Sunday, May 8, at the Colston Hall, is raising money for the Royal British Legion.
A Media Society lunch on May 4 will give people the change to quiz BBC chairman Michael Grade.
The event, at St Stephen’s Club on Queen Anne’s Gate, is open to both members and non-members and more information can be obtained from the Media Society website.