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A former editor of the Kilsyth Chronicle, John Duncan, has died aged 90.
He was the third generation of his family to run the paper, working for more than 50 years at the title. He became editor in 1966 when the paper was taken over by F Johnston & Co, and his retirement in 1981 severed his family’s link with the Chronicle. John, who had been in failing health for some years, died following a short illness.

Scotland on Sunday has launched a 40-page magazine, Review, for film, books, television, arts news and features. It sits alongside the two existing magazines in the Scotland on Sunday package, AtHome and Spectrum.
Review editor Fiona Leith and art director Mark Grayson are behind the project.

A new rose bred by a Lincolnshire horticulturalist has become a new symbol for a national cancer charity, after being named Race for Life Rose, at the suggestion of Lincolnshire Echo editor Jon Grubb.

The Greenock Telegraph’s 150th anniversary celebrations continue with the sponsorship of next month’s Gourock Highland Games.
The paper has been associated with the event for several years and is this year’s major sponsor.

Leicester Mercury editor Nick Carter has collected an award from architectural watchdogs at the Leicester Civic Society on behalf of the company for its design of the new-look Mercury headquarters in the city centre.
The £12.4m project saw new outer walls, a bigger reception area and new tower built, as well as a host of other features.

The parents of a seriously ill teenager who needed thousands of pounds to help repair her only means of transport have had a helping hand from the Birmingham Mail.
Readers have raised some £4,000 to fix the equipment.