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A documentary due to be made for Channel 4 is courting controversy by looking for journalists who are happy to admit to occasional or more regular use of alcohol, cannabis or ecstasy and allow the production team to follow the effects that it has on their body over the period of a month.
The volunteers, in their 20s or early 30s, would be taken to Holland where there would be no legal repercussions, and where the local university would monitor the effects.
Hannah Lamb wants hacks who would be interested in what she calls “experiential journalism” to call for a chat about the project. She can be reached on or 01273 224 800.

PA Sport has signed a new partnership with Virgin Media to be the main content supplier to their new sports portal,
Virgin Media’s newly-launched website aims to create one of the UK’s most comprehensive and original internet sports services.
The content partnership is wide ranging, covering a variety of sports and including a large amount of ‘real-time’ score updates together with customised editorial content.

The Express & Echo in Exeter has launched the next stage of its Green Shoppers campaign.
Topsham traders gathered to snap up their share of the paper’s reusable jute green bags, with around 20 traders in the town signing up to promote the use of the bags with more expected to follow suit.
The Echo, along with partners, Exeter City Council, EDF Energy and Tidy Exeter Group, is promoting the bags as part of its campaign to slash the amount of plastic single-use carriers handed out in Exeter.

Twenty walkers travelled to Weymouth in Dorset to take part in the 11-mile leg of the Great South West Walk, sponsored by Northcliffe Media. Some came from as far afield as Surrey, determined to raise cash for charity.

A Derby couple who met through the Evening Telegraph’s lonely hearts page have tied the knot.
Jason Freeman only placed an advert after being egged on by his friends. But what started as a bet ended up with romance after he met the love of his life, fiancee Marie Nichols.