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Recognition for late editor's fundraising son

Tim Rich, son of the late former South Wales Echo editor Geoff Rich OBE, has been rewarded for his fundraising efforts in memory of his father.

Tim raised the most amount of money at the 28th annual On Your Bike For Barnardo’s event, organised by the Trinity Mirror daily.

The 47-year-old, from the Vale of Glamorgan, collected £730 for children’s charity Barnardo’s Cymru and was presented with a commemorative plaque.

Geoff, who died in January 2007, founded the fundraising event. He was the Echo’s editor from 1971 to 1990.

Two three-day practical training courses are to be run to help tutors deliver videojournalism lessons.

The first runs from 15 to 17 April in London and the other from 7 to 9 July in North England.

The courses have been introduced following the addition of videojournalism to the NCTJ syllabuses. For more details email

Stefan Rousseau from the Press Association was crowned photographer of the year at the British Press Awards.

Stefan was particularly praised by judges his images of leading politicians.

He has worked as a political photographer for PA for many years, spending eight of those travelling the world with Tony Blair.

Dan Mansfield, sports editor with Cambridgeshire weekly the Ely Standard, is handcuffing himself to a bed next week.

He will not be released until he has raised enough cash for charity Sue Ryder Care which cares for people with long-term and end of life illnesses. The charity is hoping to collect £34,000 to buy 28 electric beds.

The editor of the Chichester Observer beat pro golfers at a nearest-the-pin game during an event to celebrate the relaunch of a local course.

Colin Channon, who plays off a nine-handicap, was joined by Ryder Cup golfers Neil Coles, Steve Richardson and Paul Way to see who could get their ball closest to the 190-yard hole.

Colin’s winning shot earned him £1,000 to donate to a charity of his choice.