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The Citizen, Gloucester

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News in brief

The Fourth National Newsplan Conference will take place on Tuesday April 9 at the British Library. The Newsplan 2000 Project was formed to take forward the Heritage Lottery Fund award of £5m for microfilming fragile and unique local newspapers from

Still enjoying the job, 40 years on

Hugh Worsnip has spent 40 years as a reporter for the Gloucester Citizen. Hugh as he is today He joined the paper as a trainee reporter and since then he has enjoyed what he describes as “the best job in

Citizen is a global hit

The Gloucester Citizen is discovering it has dedicated readers all over the world thanks to its website, The paper has heard from readers from Australia, the United States and the Outer Hebrides in recent weeks, giving their view on

Bygones clue leads to brothers meeting

Two brothers have been reunited after 40 years apart – thanks to the Gloucester Citizen. Warren and Michael Barett were the toast of their school in the 1950s after excelling at cricket and playing a major part in the school

Reporter beats the odds

Reporter David Thomas beat the odds when he had his car stolen – twice in one day! The Gloucester Citizen man told readers that an average of one car is stolen every day in the county. But he related his

The Citizen asks – who are the better drivers?

An experiment conducted by the Gloucester Citizen has shown that it doesn’t matter whether you are male or female – safe driving depends on attitude. When national statistics showed young female drivers are less likely to be involved in accidents

In the Navy

A West Country reporter has embarked on a seaside trip with a difference. David Byers, from the Gloucester Citizen, was sent to Malaysia to spend a week with the Royal Navy on one of their ships, HMS Gloucester. He spent

Blunkett asks readers what they think

Gloucester Citizen readers are being urged to tell the Home Secretary if they don’t agree with “soft” sentencing of criminals in the county courts. David Blunkett has been in contact with the paper about his plans to overhaul the criminal

School days revisited

A silly season story of reunions and school day memories is hitting the regional press as journalists log on to the Internet sites that can put them in touch with old chums. Many of the newspapers run columns for lost

Citizen editor speaks out over Fred West documentaries

Gloucester Citizen editor Spencer Feeney has spoken out about three planned TV documentaries about serial killer Fred West. Channel 5 is currently making a documentary using tapes of police interviews with the murderer, and two other documentaries are also in

Citizen launches Community Awards

Local community projects in Gloucestershire could be awarded a cash grant to help with their work in a project run by the Gloucester Citizen. The paper has launched the 2001 Community Awards in conjunction with the Stroud and Swindon Building

News in brief

Our weekly news round-up… A campaign from the Gloucester Citizen to give tougher sentences to criminals has moved a step forward.The paper had been trying to hold the Labour Government to a pledge that Jack Straw made when he was

Citizen appeals for Blunkett to get tough on drug dealers

The Gloucester Citizen has published an open letter to Home Secretary David Blunkett, asking him to uphold a pledge to get tough on judges who give lenient sentences to drug dealers. Earlier this year two convicted heroin dealers from the

Birthday special for Citizen's 125th

Readers of the Gloucester Citizen are being treated to a special supplement in celebration of the paper’s 125th birthday. The special pull-out guides readers through the history of the newspaper, showing the front page of its first edition, and includes

Leading the hack pack

Western Daily Press man Steve Partridge is about to take to the streets of Paris to run the city’s marathon. He’ll be jogging past the tourism sights in a bid to raise money towards the fight against cancer in Gloucestershire.

Who's a pretty polly?

Readers of the Gloucester Citizen boosted the number of visits to a website after it was featured in the newspaper. The antics of Hercules the parrot, who receives fan mail from around the world through a website set up by