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Weeklies clear their pages for floods specials

Reacting to early reports of flooding problems, weekly newspaper reporters from across Cornwall joined their colleagues from the dailies and scrambled to get to the scene. Staff at the Cornish Guardian cleared pages to run an eight-page insert of flood

Singing sports editor retires

Staff at the Cornish Guardian have bid a fond farewell to sports editor Dave Henderson, who has retired after 47 years in journalism. Dave worked his last day at the newspaper on Friday – his 63rd birthday – and after

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The Cheddar Valley Gazette is getting into the spirit of its 50th anniversary this year by offering an unusual service to readers…It is giving them the chance to find out what was going on on the day they were born,

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The Cornishman’s new sports editor is Matt Dixon.He began his career seven years ago with the Cornish Guardian before moving to the West Briton, where he has been for the past six years, becoming deputy sports editor there in 1999.

£6.5m press deal to bring full colour to the Westcountry

A major development at Northcliffe Newspapers’ press centre in Plymouth will see it treble its colour production capacity. The move follows a £6.5m deal with press manufactuer Goss. When the upgrade is completed later this year the maximum colour capacity

Cornish papers move into £4m development

Cornwall and Devon Media has made its move to purpose built offices at the £4m riverside City Wharf in Truro. The modern offices will provide state-of-the-art accommodation for around 150 staff of the West Briton, the Cornishman and Cornish Guardian,

Editor's retirement move prompts changes to weeklies

A reshuffle of senior staff at sister Northcliffe weeklies in the Westcountry has been prompted by the impending retirement of the West Briton’s John Pearn. John (right) has edited the title since 1996 and is to leave at the end

Journalists' splashing time as they go gig-racing for charity

A team of journalists from the Cornish Guardian swapped the newsroom for the waters of Newquay Harbour to battle it out in a charity gig race. The courageous crew competed against six other teams to raise money for the paper’s

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A Warrington comedian and compere who wrote a column for the Warrington Guardian for more than 10 years has died aged 71.Peter Robinson, who appeared on stage all over the world, wrote entertainment news for the paper as Peter Douglas.

Guardian team prove they're on the ball

A triumphant team from the Cornish Guardian walked away with the winners’ cup at a Five-A-Side football tournament in aid of its Centenary Appeal. The highly competitive event saw local teams, including staff from BBC Cornwall and the Western Morning