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A popular clergyman who preached through the pages of the Daily Post, North Wales, has died at the aged of 88.
Pastor Stanley Attwood contributed to the paper’s End of the Week column every Saturday.

A mother has enjoyed an emotional reunion with the son she hadn’t seen since he was two days old – thanks to the Coventry Evening Telegraph.
Carol Pacey tracked her son Gary down by placing an advert in the newspaper, 35 years after giving him up for adoption.
By chance, Gary saw the advert and decided to get in touch.

A group of 30 school children visited the Plymouth Evening Herald during a special youth-empowerment programme.
They were given a tour of the Herald’s ship-shaped offices and press room and tackled the question: Is Plymouth a culturally diverse city and does the media reflect this?
Deputy editor Bill Martin spoke to the students and reporter James Garnett challenged them to write a news story on a report of a fight between whites and Asians, designed to test whether they could stick to the facts and not assume one group attacked the other.

Shropshire couple Wendy Hinton and Martin Blakemore have married after meeting through the pages of the Shropshire Star two years ago.
Wendy placed an advertisement in the Star’s Meeting Point page and since meeting they have become virtually inseparable.
She said: “Without the paper, we never would have met.”

A 13-year-old boy who impressed judges with his writing skills with an article explaining why Swindon should be a city, spent a day at the Evening Advertiser.
His account was printed in the paper and he was also given the chance to shadow reporters, watch the newspaper being designed as well as being given a tour of the digital media and marketing departments.

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