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Bil and Ben bomb

When a reporter needs an expert opinion on children’s matters, who should they turn to? Their kids, of course! But despite the Exeter Express and Echo’s Anne Byrne enthusing about the good old days of Bill and Ben the Flowerpot

Reunion for Euro-buddies

Two Euro coffee bar pals have been reunited after forty years apart – with a little help from the Exeter Express and Echo. Dutchman Peter Van Der Meer became good friends with Brit John Clatworthy in the sixties when they

Sad farewell to famous football writer

Football correspondent Bryon Butler, who died this week, learned his trade in the regional press. Bryon, (66), achieved national recognition as the BBC Radio football correspondent between 1968-1990 and wrote the popular Talking Football column in the Daily Telegraph. But

Magazine expands on success

A magazine run by Northcliffe Newspapers has been going from strength to strength in Devon and is about to expand further. WHY magazine, which advertises small businesses, has been doing well in the area it already covers and is about

Bogus medics face clampdown

It could soon be illegal to impersonate a paramedic after the Exeter Express and Echo highlighted the issue. The Government has pledged to introduce new laws against the practice after medical professionals voiced their concerns in the paper. Health ministers

'Seasoned journalist' dies, 46

A well-known journalist who worked on several papers, including the North Devon Journal, has died the day before her 46th birthday. Rose Mears continued to work in journalism, a profession that she loved, despite suffering ill health for some time.

Former Echo journalist dies

A former Exeter Express and Echo journalist who rose to become a top sports reporter in Australia has died aged 54. Brian Phillips, who was born in South Devon, began his journalism career with Devon News Service in Exeter, before

A skateboarding dog tale

The story of the vanishing skateboarding dog has captured the imagination of readers in the South West. The animal’s owners were left heartbroken when Thai, who commands fees on the show circuit for his fearless skateboard tricks, was taken from

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 23.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: Football fans can now log on and share poetic thoughts on a new Internet site. The Gloucestershire Echo reported

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 15.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff FUN FOOD: Crab ice cream, tobacco-flavoured liqueurs and inside-out baked Alaska – they’re all on the menu at Bristol University, where scientists

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

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

Report sparks charity run in France

A report in the Exeter Express and Echo has prompted a fund-raising run in France. French teacher Rachel Cox plans to run in the Paris Marathon next month and decided to donate cash from sponsorship to an Exeter girl who

Noel praises newspaper's support for cancer fund

Noel Edmonds has praised the Exeter Express and Echo and its readers after they raised money for a new leukaemia unit. He was speaking as building work began on the new unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Echo

Echo's open letter to minister launches campaign

An open letter to farming minister Nick Brown was used on the front page of the Exeter Express and Echo to launch a campaign to keep the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food’s regional support centre in Exeter – and

10,000 call for a fair deal

More than 10,000 readers of the Exeter Express and Echo have backed its latest campaign – all within the space of just two weeks. The paper launched its Fair Deal For Our Hospice campaign after Government funding for the Hospiscare