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Former daily journalist takes top wildlife job in National Park

Richard Batson 2023A former regional daily journalist has been appointed to run a wildlife centre in a National Park.

Richard Batson, who served the Eastern Daily Press and its sister titles for 40 years before retiring in 2015, has been unveiled as the new chairman of the How Hill Trust.

The study centre in the Norfolk Broads provides educational courses about the local wildlife and environmental issues.

Richard, pictured, has been a board member at the trust since 2019.

The 68-year-old told the EDP: “I feel proud to be leading the board as we develop more plans to build on our success.

“How Hill is such a fabulous place and means so many things to so many people.

“But all of them hopefully leave having savoured the natural beauty of this special place, and having learned a bit more about the Broads, its flowers, creatures, people, and pressures.”