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Veteran journalist recalls early career in new book

Graham bradshawA veteran journalist has recalled his early years in the job in a new book.

Graham Bradshaw has recalled his time on the Mansfield Chad in ‘Pages In A Life: A Reporter Remembers’.

The 102-page paperback charts Graham’s encounters in court rooms, council chambers and on sports fields that helped him to launch his career.

During his time at the Chad, he covered the arrest of multiple murderer Donald Neilson in Nottinghamshire in 1975.

Graham, pictured, also met legendary Nottinghamshire and England cricketers Harold Larwood and Bill Voce when the former returned to his home village of Nuncargate.

He told the Chad: “My time at the Chad was a really good grounding. It was very basic but, at the time, you were told how to do the job and you did it properly.”

Graham later left Mansfield, with a seven-year stint at the Leicester Mercury preceding more than two decades with the Eastern Daily Press.

The book is priced at £6.99 and can be bought on the Amazon website or direct from the publishers, Austin Macauley.

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