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Articles from HoldtheFrontPage writers past and present. For technical reasons it was not possible to import bylines for former members of staff when we relaunched the site in April 2011, but for the record - and because their contributions deserve to be noted somewhere - most of the archived stories listed here were written by Patrick Astill (2000-2008), Nikki Sargeson (2001-2007) and Tamlyn Jones (2007-2010.)

Cabbage tale dug up in Hereford

The silly season has officially ended, but clearly no one has told the Hereford Times. Its tale about a discarded cabbage sprouting a 12-inch stalk in less than a fortnight has been the most viewed story on its website this

Spark of wisdom from Kent

Most people knew about the dangers of mixing fire and petrol but this story on KentOnline, the website of the Kent Messenger, provides a timely reminder to any readers not aware of the risks.

Take Five: Ed Asquith

Scarborough Evening News editor takes our quick quiz

Take Five: Steve Dyson

Former Birmingham and Teesside editor takes our quick quiz

Take Five: Peter Sands

Journalism trainer and former Northern Echo editor takes our quick quiz