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The Three Tenors have brought a summer sales boost at The Bath Chronicle when the legendary trio sang at a free concert, attended by around 32,000 people, to celebrate the imminent opening of the city’s spa.The Chronicle produced a 16-page

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Complaints made by parents about ‘selfish’ people parking in parent and child parking spaces at local shops, prompted the Aberdeen Evening Express to visit Safeway’s King Street store to see for themselves the problem which is causing such outcry.In just

Reporter mugged in busy street

A Bath Chronicle reporter has told of her shock at becoming the victim of a mugging in a busy city centre street. Amy Wilson, (26), was surrounded by a gang of youths and knocked to the ground before having her

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Ripley and Heanor News reporter Richard Gadsby bid a fond farewell to family, friends and colleagues ahead of his ‘trip of a lifetime’ travelling to trek across Australia.His replacement is Rebecca Hampson, formerly of the Ilkeston Advertiser, who is preparing

Chron secures football shirt sponsorship deal

The Bath Chronicle has won the race to sponsor the city’s ambitious football club. The paper’s name was drawn from a hat at a dinner to launch a new drive to net business sponsorship for non-league Bath City. The Chronicle

Race allegations against Chronicle are dropped

Allegations that the Bath Chronicle racially harassed a local councillor have been dropped after a probe by the Crown Prosecution Service. The newspaper was told by police that no further action was being taken in a row which blew up

Tragedy brings the headlines too close for comfort

Dealing with tragedy every day is an occupational hazard for any newspaper reporter. But Bath Chronicle journalist Judy Boyd wanted her own private grief to be treated the same way as any member of the public when a fire swept

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The story of a Malmesbury man who named and shamed his rebel children on a community website brought a huge increase in new users to This is Wiltshire.The story of single parent Dave Forward and his two children, picked up

Bedding down in the sports ground

The Bath Chronicle sent reporter Simon Davies out to sleep rough on one of the coldest nights of the year – and he lasted until 1am.Simon has been covering the Chronicle’s annual appeal on behalf of Bath’s Julian House homelessness

Press Gang gets all the news

A junior ‘press gang’ run by a freelance journalist in Bath has been working in a real newsroom attached to the city’s theatre – and getting the stories as they happen. The project saw Samantha Walker-Sowden work with 12 young

Former reporter strips off for acting debut

A former regional newspaper reporter has stripped off to make her professional acting debut. Daisy Blake, who worked at the Bath Chronicle for two years, is currently starring in a production of Big Love in Salt Lake City. The 28-year-old,

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There were red faces all round at the Bath Chronicle during last week’s firefighters’ strike, when in a bid to beat the rivals the paper dispatched the aptly-named reporter Clare Byrnes (pronounced Burns) to follow a Green Goddess the first

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Daily record editor Peter Cox and journalist Bob Shields are to run this year’s New York Marathon.On November 3 the pair will set off from New York’s Staten Island and attempt to cross the finishing line of the city’s marathon

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An exclusive interview with the top Government adviser on mobile phone mast safety by the Exeter Express and Echo is to be presented to a meeting of the national pressure group, the Federation of the Electronics Industry.As part of the

Paul gets put through his paces

A former Bath Chronicle journalist is finding the world of public relations a real challenge – just as tough as his old career in newspapers. Paul Mullins joined Bristol-based agency Strategy PR in April after eight years in journalism, including

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A poll on the Bournemouth Daily Echo’s website revealed that 77 per cent of voters believe the paper should be allowed to publish pictures of convicted paedophiles.The poll was conducted after Dorset police prevented the Echo from printing a picture