Snowbound journalists from a weekly newspaper beat the wintry weather by managing to produce the title from their homes.
Heavy snow overnight last Thursday and early on Monday left the Midweek Herald’s newsroom at Exeter Airport deserted, as staff were unable to get there.
But thanks to technology, editor Belinda Bennett, who remains snowed in at Lyme Regis, was able to use her office computer from home to ensure the Archant South West title was printed as usual on Tuesday.
She was helped by sports editor Lee Glanville and reporter Chris Carson who were also trapped by the snow and worked from home, with the team managing to hit deadline with five minutes to spare.
Belinda said: “I was snowed in on Friday and worked from home. Unfortunately, it then snowed again early Monday, heavily, and I knew, living on a hill in Lyme Regis, I could be stuck for days. In fact, I’m still stuck! The ice is pretty horrendous.
“Luckily, I am linked to my computer at our Exeter Airport newsroom via remote control. I was able to manipulate that computer using a laptop from the comfort and warmth of my sitting room.
“It takes longer to sub a page using this technology, but it was worth its weight in gold.
“Sports editor Lee Glanville helped me size pictures and draw lines around the adverts. She was working from her home in Ivybridge, Devon.
“Reporter Chris Carson worked from his home, in Axminster, Devon. Together, we managed to hit deadline with five minutes to spare.”
The team also updated the paper’s website with stories from their homes.