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Final beckons for loyal fan

A veteran Saddlers fan who attended Walsall’s last major cup final more than 50 years ago will head for Cardiff tomorrow, courtesy of the Wolverhampton Express and Star. Arthur Mills will join thousands of other supporters at the Millennium Stadium

Some guys have all the luck

The racing editor of the Wolverhampton Express and Star continued his winning streak when, after winning £250,000 on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, his £5 flutter also came in. John Sexton had thrown a party for his colleagues at

My millionaire moment with Chris Tarrant

Page 1 of 4 Millions of television viewers were on the edge of their seats on Monday night, as the Wolverhampton Express and Star’s racing editor, John Sexton, kept his nerve to win £250,000 on ITV’s Who Wants To Be

Cartoonist plays host toyoung fan

A talented young artist has teamed up with a professional cartoonist at the Wolverhampton Express and Star. Young Joshua Whitehouse has an exceptional artistic talent, he also has autism. It was a dream come true when he spent the afternoon

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

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

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

BT winners

The regional BT-sponsored Press and Broadcast Awards were handed out in Birmingham with Peter Rhodes, Chief Feature Writer of the Wolverhampton Express and Star, named as Feature Writer of the Year. It was the third year out of the last

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

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Best publisher organised event – weekly newspapersWinner: West Lothian Courier – Livingston F.C. Open DayHighly commended: Morecambe Visitor – The Night Before ChristmasCertificate of merit: Oxford Times Series – In Business Exhibition Best in-paper reader offer – daily/Sunday newspapersWinner: Evening

Sales figures show winners and losers

MORE than 50 regional daily newspapers lost sales in the second half of 1999, new figures show. But the message from the Newspaper Society was upbeat after data for 1,224 daily and weekly titles was published on the same day

Together we can boost sales

Teamwork between editorial, sales and promotions is the key to boosting regional newspaper sales. That will be one of the key messages at the Newspaper Society’s two-day annual newspaper sales conference which started in Manchester today. More than 300 delegates