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Welcome to our main news index. Here you will find all the news stories that have appeared on the site since our launch in February 2000.

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Stranded snapper forced into impromptu abseil

A Burton Mail photographer has told how he was forced to do an impromptu abseil after he became stranded in mid-air in a mountain cable car. Picture editor Neil Barker (left), who is currently on holiday in America, was on

Bogus photographer claimed to be from Telegraph

A bogus photographer who claimed to work for the Scunthorpe Telegraph asked about taking pictures outside a school. The individual approached a crossing patrol outside Crosby Primary School and asked when the crossing would be busy as he wanted to

Milestone for snapper who was requested by Queen Mum

Press & Journal photographer Colin Rennie, who was once personally requested by the Queen Mother to cover a story, is celebrating 30 years with Aberdeen Journals. Colin, (48), worked up a rapport with the Queen Mother when he photographed her

Second 'world exclusive' for Archant snapper

Photographer Michael Hall has captured his second world-beating shot in weeks for the East Anglian Daily Times. After grabbing the only newspaper picture of supermodel Claudia Schiffer on her wedding day in Suffolk, he was the only lensman to snap

Tributes paid to former chief photographer

Former Sunday Mercury chief photographer Ken Green has died, aged 67, after a year-long battle against leukaemia. Peter Whitehouse, a past editor of the Mercury, pays tribute to one of Britain’s best lensmen. Ken Green was one of the most

Princess honours long-serving snapper

A popular press photographer’s service to a cancer charity has received Royal recognition. Bob Wallace found himself on the other side of a camera lens last week when he received a surprise award from Princess Anne during her visit to

Long-serving lensman says farewell to the Herald

Photographer Bob Wallace has hung up his camera for the last time after more than 35 years behind the lens in the regional press. 64-year-old Bob, who has worked for the Falkirk Herald for the past 11 years, retired on

Ambition fulfilled as agency photographer wins USA post

News agency photographer Steven Dennett is leaving Sussex-based firm Connors to take up a new post in Miami. He’s been offered the job at American agency Splash, and leaves for Florida early next month. Steven, (left), began working as a

Keeler shoot lensman marks 30 years with the Advertiser

A Croydon Advertiser man who helped set up one of the most famous photo shoots in history is celebrating 30 years with the paper. Photographer George Hoole, (58), worked with the world-famous snapper Lewis Morley on the renowned black and

Press pics display puts focus on snapshot of Scottish life

A collection of photographs hand-picked from the archives of Glasgow newspapers The Herald and Evening Times are to go on display at the city’s Mitchell Library. Between them the picture desks of the two titles amassed more than 6m photographs

Quick-thinking snapper captures speedboat blast

A former picture editor for The News in Portsmouth proved that a photographer is never off duty as he captured the dramatic explosion of a speedboat near his house. Steve Cutner, who is now a freelance, was having a barbeque

New sportsdesk position for Post picture editor

Yorkshire Post picture editor Ian Day has been appointed as The Press Association’s new head of sports photos. Ian will take up the position in early November and will be based alongside PA’s sportsdesk in Howden. Ian, (33), began his

Aerial photography adds a new dimension to Post pages

The Nottingham Evening Post has bolstered its coverage of major stories with use of aerial photographs. The paper has used images from online aerial photography service Getmapping to illustrate crime stories and an article about a landscape development proposal. Evening

Lensman puts wheels in motion to fulfil China dream

Teesside photographer Doug Moody looks set to fulfil his dream of going to China – a year after an outbreak of the SARS virus scuppered his plans to cycle across the country. Doug, chief photographer at the Evening Gazette, had

Whitby to the Westcountry… and beyond – by moped

Adventurous photographer Doug Jackson has returned to the picture desk of the Whitby Gazette after taking part in an epic cross-country challenge. Doug, (28), was part of a team of five to complete a 1,000 mile trip from John O’Groats