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Newspaper MD's double-life as a footballer

Following our story about Aberdeen FC goalkeeper David Preece’s hopes to become a journalist when he hangs up his football boots, we decided to profile some former players who now write the news instead of making it… Gary Matthews, managing

Regionals involved in review of "spin"

A review of Government communications unveiled this week will seek input from both the regional and national press. The move was announced by the Cabinet Office in a bid to answer criticism of a perceived “spin doctor” culture and allegations

Tribunal orders paper to pay £27,000

A newspaper has been ordered to pay £27,000 to the editor’s former secretary by an industrial tribunal that ruled she was unfairly dismissed. Diane Hurford had worked for the Wolverhampton Express and Star for 20 years. She told the tribunal

Masthead tribute for town

A new masthead for the Dudley edition of the Wolverhampton Express and Star pays tribute to the area by labelling it the “Capital of the Black Country”. A member of the local history society wrote to the paper suggesting the

New director at Newsquest

Ian Clarke has been appointed as the new commercial director of Newsquest (North East). The 39-year-old is currently circulation director of the Wolverhampton Express and Star and will take up the new post in April. Mr Clarke began his career

Friends reunited by paper

A newspaper appeal has successfully brought two long-lost friends in touch with each other after more than 30 years apart. The Wolverhampton Express and Star’s We’ll Meet Again column featured the plea of David Phillips trying to find his childhood

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