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John joined his paper as a trainee and retired as editor

Editor John Rippin has retired from the Loughborough and Shepshed Echo after almost 50 years with the paper. He joined the company in 1955 at the age of 16 as a trainee reporter. Twenty-one years later he became the paper’s

Reporter has a splashing time during 100-mile 'paddle'

Leicestershire reporter Donna Richardson has helped to raise thousands of pounds for charity after completing a wet and wild paddling challenge through three counties. Coalville Times journalist Donna, (23), was part of a 14-strong team of canoeists who braved a

Weekly welcomes new editor

Staff at the Coalville Times have welcomed a new editor, with the appointment of Robert Tollman. Previously editor of the Trinity Mirror-owned Gwent Gazette, Robert succeeds Malcolm Harrison, who is now working for the Leicester Mercury. Originally from a small

News chief seeking vote

The managing director of the Reporter and Chronicle series of newspapers is standing as the Conservative candidate for the General Election in Derby North. Barrie Holden, (54), runs the weekly newspaper in north Derbyshire and is a former editor-in-chief of

An arresting career development

You could call it poacher turned gamekeeper. (Some would call it plain daft!). But Chris Baker is turning his back on a career in journalism to become a bobby on the beat with Leicestershire Constabulary. Eighteen months after he first