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Councillors trapped in weekly’s office lift after newsroom meeting

Weekly journalists didn’t have to look far for a story after three council officials got stuck in a lift at their newspaper’s office.

The trio were trapped for more than an hour in the lift at the offices of the Bath Chronicle after a newsroom meeting with head of content Alex Brown.

According to a story in the Chronicle, the lift came to a standstill after a “loud bang”.

They were able to climb out unscathed after an engineer was sent to the building on St James Street West, in Bath.

The Chronicle's office

The Chronicle’s office

Chronicle editor Gavin Thompson said: “Our reporters are used to reporting news from the fire service about their call outs to free people from lifts, so it is more than a little embarrassing when it is visitors to our own building that get stuck.

“I suspect most of our team will be taking the healthy option and using the stairs for the next few days.”

Of the incident, which happened last month, added: “I hope this didn’t inconvenience them too much. I can assure them it wasn’t deliberate… but next time we’ll be happy to meet them at the Guildhall.”


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