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The one that got away

The 140th birthday of the Western Morning News has given rise to a host of fascinating stories about the history of the Plymouth-based paper. A detailed account of the reigns of the paper’s 11 editors – up to and including

32-page 'extra' marks paper's commitment to countryside

The Western Morning News produced a special 32-page supplement following last Sunday’s countryside march in London. The March for Liberty & Livelihood supplement contained 16 articles from WMN reporters and a full page of comment from editor Barrie Williams. It

WMN is crowned Britain's best rural newspaper

The Western Morning News has been voted Britain’s best rural newspaper. It was crowned Rural Newspaper of the Year at the National Farmers’ Union’s Countryside Awards for Excellence, after being nominated by a reader. The award was presented to editor

WMN is honoured for its "outstanding" coverage

The Western Morning News has received a special award from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in recognition of its “outstanding” coverage of the organisation’s activities. The award was presented to WMN editor Barrie Williams by RNLI chief executive Andrew Fremantle,

Royal award honour for Barrie Williams

Westcountry journalist Barrie Williams is to receive a prestigious award from the Prince of Wales in recognition of his role in helping to look after the countryside. Barrie, who is editor of the Western Morning News, is to receive the