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Former reporter returns to old news patch for top PR job

Former Gloucester Citizen reporter Hilary Allison has been appointed public relations manager for Gloucestershire County Council. The 37-year-old, who currently holds a similar post with Devon County Council, will take up her new role in March. Hilary trained as a

Old before his time

Everyone grows old eventually, but do we really understand what old age can be like, with common problems such as arthritis, and loss of memory, sight or hearing? Gloucester Citizen reporter David Byers took part in an Instant Ageing session

"We're backing Gloucester!"

The Gloucester Citizen has issued a rallying call to readers to support city centre shops this Christmas. A front-page comment by editor Ian Mean, headlined ‘We’re backing Gloucester!’ asks readers to shop in the city’s stores to help convince “all

News in brief

Changes in the newspaper industry over a 60-year period are revealed in new archives donated to a county records office.The records were handed over to Derbyshire Record Office by the Society of Provincial Wholesale Sunday Newspaper Distributors, which was responsible

Building a career for myself…

Only one per cent of the workforce in the practical side of construction are women, so Gloucester Citizen writer Aisling McVeigh took part in a Women in Construction training day laid on by the Construction Industry Training Board. When the

Chronicle enters new era

The Essex Chronicle entered a new era this week as the printing of the paper moved from Chelmsford to the West Country. The weekly paper has been printed in Chelmsford since it was launched 238 years ago. But following the

Research tool proving popular

A former Gloucester Citizen journalist has set up a new resource for reporters that allows them to get information and help for news and feature stories, by going direct to press officers and company experts to get the answer. The

Chronicle printworks to close: Press jobs to go

The Essex Chronicle is moving its printing operation to the Westcountry in a move that will cost more than 50 jobs. The paper, along with its sister paper the Brentwood Gazette, is currently printed in Chelmsford at the Westway, Widford

Concert to honour former journalist

A special concert is planned to celebrate the life of a former journalist who died recently. Bill Brunt, who worked at the Gloucester Citizen for 26 years before retiring in 1992, died in June aged 74. The performance dedicated to

Change of editors at two evening titles

Michelle Lalor has been appointed editor of the Grimsby Telegraph. She will succeed Peter Moore who is retiring at the end of next month after 20 years in the editor’s chair. Michelle, (36), has been editor of the Telegraph’s sister

Sumo you win, sumo you lose

How do you spend your holidays? Enjoy a lie-in, eat delicious long lunches, or drive out into the country for day trips with family and friends? During his last break, Gloucester Citizen reporter David Byers did none of these, instead

Sumo you win, sumo you lose

Pix to come! How do you spend your holidays? Enjoy a lie-in, eat delicious long lunches, or drive out into the country for day trips with family and friends? During his last break, Gloucester Citizen reporter David Byers did none

Reporter Aisling is no April fool

A new campaign is aiming to make members of the public more aware of the potential problems guide dog owners face. Gloucester Citizen reporter Aisling McVeigh took to the streets to see how visually impaired people cope with these obstacles

David has a mind-altering experience…

As new research reveals that hypnosis can alter the human brain, David Thomas, of the Gloucester Citizen, tried out the effects for himself… When I was given the task of being hypnotised, I was a touch nervous to say the

Is the Citizen a load of rubbish?

So what do you do when you’ve finished reading your local paper? Simply throw it into the bin? Well, the Gloucester Citizen has conducted a poll that has revealed thesurprising number of uses people put their favourite paper to. One

Down memory Lane

A series of historical plaques have been unveiled at St John’s Lane, home of the Gloucester Citizen. Together with a new archway, emblazoned with the paper’s logo (below), the plaques depict the history of Gloucester and St John’s Lane where