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"Too few women editors" says Liz Page

Liz Page, editor of the Evening Press, York, has won the unanimous nomination of the board of the Society of Editors to take over as vice president next month. If the annual meeting in Cardiff in October backs the board’s

Former Chronicle girl is contest finalist

A journalist who started her career at the Bath Chronicle is one of eight shortlisted finalists in a news contest that attracted 11,000 entries. Imogen Sellers is now at HTV, the ITV network for the Bristol, Bath and south-west area,

Seagull cull support

A proposed city seagull cull in a busy tourist area has led to a bulging mailbag for its evening paper. A survey in the Bath Chronicle found five out of six people who live in the city want rid of

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 10.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff CROWNING GLORY: A quiet Bolton street has been unmasked as the most famous neighbourhood in the country. The row of terraced houses

Theatre treat for MS teenager

A teenager battling multiple sclerosis – who was the focus of the Bath Chronicle’s NHS Postcode Lottery campaign – has enjoyed a VIP theatre trip after winning her fight for fairness. The newspaper took up the case of Stephanie Millward,

News In Brief from around the regions

NUDE FOOTIE: Police were called to playing fields at Cheltenham at 4am after a caller reported six men playing football in the nude, the Gloucestershire Echo told its readers. There was no sign of anyone by the time officers arrived,

News In Brief – from around the regions

HOT OVERALLS WRECK TAKEAWAY: A blaze which wrecked a Chinese takeaway had an unsual cause, the Wolverhampton Express and Star reported. Fire officers told the paper it was caused by spontaneous combustion in a pair of grease-stained overalls. The overalls

Actor Clive joins drugs lottery fight

Actor Clive Mantle, who plays Dr Mike Barrett in BBC-TV’s Holby City, has backed a campaign by the Bath Chronicle to end the country’s NHS postcode lottery. He said he had been moved by the plight of one-time champion swimmer

News In Brief – from around the regions

WHAT A MOUTHFUL: A pub regular swapped beer for a gigantic chocolate bar in a charity challenge at his local. The Lancashire Evening Post reported that engineer Geoff Evans guzzled nine pounds of Toblerone in nine hours. The stunt, at

News In Brief – from around the regions

A REAL HANDFUL: Pensioner Godfrey Hill has been called The Messiah, an alien and a freak – because he has a thumb and five fingers on each hand. The 72-year-old retired engineer has hexadactyly. The condition is said to affect

Budget first for Hastings trainees

SEVEN trainee journalists from The Editorial Centre, Hastings, did their papers proud when they covered yesterday’s Budget live on a website. It was a first for the centre which has previously put trainees through their paces by producing written copy


UNITED ON BABY’S NAME: A West Midlands husband who wanted to name his son after the entire Manchester United team has been persuaded by his wife to settle instead for a simple Ryan Matthews – in honour of United’s Ryan

When a man called Bath wed a woman named Chronicle…

The Bath Chronicle has met a man called Bath who married a woman called Chronicle – strange but true! David and Helen Bath, who live in Peterborough, visited the city to investigate their family tree. And they couldn’t resist introducing

Ten-year-old yob named after reporter's intervention

Bath Chronicle reporter Aliya Frostick stood up in court to convince magistrates to allow a ten-year-old tearaway to be named. Bath magistrates, following Aliya’s compelling argument, ruled that the youngster, who would normally enjoy anonymity when appearing in court, should

Chronicle scores legal victory in abduction case

The Bath Chronicle has scored a legal victory, winning the right to name a school at the centre of an abduction case. The paper had been following the case of a teacher who has been sentenced to five months in