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Reporter Horsfall covers Superman story

The death of ‘Superman’ actor Christopher Reeve resulted in the regional press covering the tragedy in its own inimitable way. The Burton Mail was inventive enough to send a reporter out to find out who locals would like to play

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On the third anniversary of the murder of journalist Martin O’Hagan, the NUJ has expressed “grave concern” at the lack of progress in the police investigation. NUJ president Jim Corrigall has urged the police service of Northern Ireland to guarantee

Mail signs up 16-year-old disabled columnist

The Burton Mail has signed up a 16-year-old disabled boy to write a weekly column in the paper. John Clarke, who was born with cerebral palsy, had his first column published in the Mail on Tuesday. The paper’s deputy editor

Mail showcases local musical talent

The Burton Mail is helping to showcase the best musical talent in its circulation area, with the launch of a CD put together by the newspaper. The Burton Mail On The Record CD will feature 18 tracks from bands and

Award for Mark after turning from fact to fiction

Regional press journalist-turned-fantasy writer Mark Chadbourn has won a top award at this year’s British Fantasy Awards. The former Burton Mail journalist, who had his first novel published in 1992, won first prize in the short fiction category for his

Journalist Rosie, 45, loses fight for life

The funeral has been held of journalist Rosemarie Davies, who last week lost a seven-month fight against cancer, aged 45. Her family, including her husband, Moses Terfouss, and mother, Gwen Alcock, were with her when she died at her Uttoxeter

Extrication by the firemen – how could a girl say 'no'?

Burton Mail reporters Suzanne Harrop and Kim Briscoe were officially ‘extricated’ by firefighters when they selflessly stepped forward to volunteer as casualties in a mock emergency. Suzanne (top picture) said: “It’s every girl’s dream to be manhandled by firemen so

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A large and valuable collection of books belonging to the late journalist Robert McLaughlan has been donated to Glasgow Universities Chrichton Campus in Dumfries.Robert, who died in 1999, was a graduate of the university and a leader writer, financial commentator

It ain't half hot mum!Newsrooms react to war

The regional press is capitalising on the time difference between Iraq and the UK – and to round-the-clock conflict – by bringing up-to-date news from the Gulf that the nationals can’t carry. Many are carrying up to 15 pages of

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The Burton Mail has bitten back after TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson launched a scathing attack on the town.It sent a reporter to the Clarkson family home in the Cotswolds with a box of locally-made gifts and an open invitation for

Raft of promotions at The Sentinel

The Sentinel has made a number of changes to senior staff, headed by features editor Peter Bossley being promoted to assistant editor of Sentinel Sunday. He has been working at the Stoke-on-Trent papers since 1996 when he joined as a

Second camper van councillor to quit

The Burton Mail is claiming another victory after a second councillor decided to quit her East Staffordshire borough council role following calls by the paper to do so. Councillor Penny Perry has decided not to stand in the May elections

Camper van councillor to quit after calls from local paper

East Staffordshire borough councillor Dennis Heptonstall is to quit his post, after calls by the Burton Mail for him to resign. He has decided not to stand in the May elections. The paper called for the councillor to resign, along

Readers call for camper van councillors to resign

Readers of the Burton Mail have voted overwhelmingly for two controversial councillors to resign from public office. Thousands of voting forms were sent back to the paper after it decided to ask the public what they felt about district councillors

Camper van councillors braced for paper's poll

Two controversial councillors are shortly to receive an overwhelming message from readers of the Burton Mail. Thousands of voting forms have been sent back to the paper after it decided to ask the public what they felt about district councillors

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Broadcaster Brian Barron was guest of honour at a graduation day for students at Falmouth College of Arts.Among the 496 graduates were media studies, creative writing, broadcasting studies and photography students.Brian Barron is the BBC’s foreign correspondent of 35 years