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The Spalding Guardian was accused of “whipping up a story to frighten parents” in its coverage of a potential school closure.
Lincolnshire county councillor Patricia Bradwell blamed the press when a question was posed by a fellow member. She had earlier pulled out of a meeting with parents after she heard that a Guardian reporter was also due to attend.

Rare film footage showing the news-gathering operation at the Manchester Evening News in 1970 is being screened at the Waterside Arts Venue in Sale, tonight, as part of a collection being screened by the North West Film Archive.

The Solihull News is claiming a victory for reader power after a decision was made by the local authority to re-open toilets in Mell Square.
The closure was approved last year but a 4,968-name petition and coverage in the News helped persuade councillor to make a u-turn.

A themed ice ball is hoping to raise more than £30,000 for Archant London’s joint appeal with Capital Radio, Help a London Child.
The event, on Monday October 23, will include a money-can’t-buy auction, offering prizes including the chance to be a Bromley Times photojournalist for the day.

The Manchester Evening News move to its new home at Scott Place has brought back memories of the newspaper’s move to its former home of Deansgate, which included lifting 60 linotype machines, each weighing more than a ton. The move this month involved no heavy machinery, as the paper has been printed off-site for many years.