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Evening Standard photographer Dave Shopland has been named the winner of the fourth round heat of an FA Cup competition run by Carlsberg.
His photograph, which showes Jose Mourinho and his back room staff enjoying their win over Nottingham Forest, was chosen as the best from the fourth round section of the tournament.
Press photographers are being invited to submit their pictures from any FA Cup tie from the fifth round. Each winner receives five crates of Carlsberg. For more details go to

Lincolnshire Echo picture editor Stuart Wilde missed out on first place in The Midlands Stands-up competition.
He performed at the Leicester Stands-Up comedy festival after winning through to the final 12 of the UK-wide competition for comedy newcomers.
The top prize of £1,000 went to Gonzo Kane.

Archaeologists have discovered three human skeletons in the car park of the East Lothian Courier.
The weekly reported the find under the headline ‘Skeletons in our cupboard…well, car park anyway’.
It said archaeologists had asked to examine the site after learning about proposals to redevelop the Courier building and car park, and believed the skeletons were from a Christian burial. Pottery pieces were also found and are thought to be between 500 and 800 years old.

The printing presses at Amber Press in Ripley have ground to a halt for a final time, after 30 years in use for local newspapers and commercial jobs.
A fall in demand and advances in technology have forced the company to close.
The press was first run by Ripley and Heanor News firm GC Brittain, later sold to Johnston Press, before production was moved to Chesterfield.
Staff took on the press themselves and ran a successful business for 11 years. The press itself is being sold to a firm in Nigeria.

The voice of former Strathearn Herald reporter Kevin Black is now being heard around Surrey and Hampshire after he began a weekly news review for BBC Southern Counties Radio.
He began his career at the Herald, is a former Melody Maker journalist and has been editor of the County Border News series of free weeklies in East Surrey since 1988.