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The Citizen, Gloucester

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Final chapter fornewsman Bill

A former chief sub with a passion for books has died, aged 88. Bill Handover, who had worked for the Gloucestershire Echo and the Gloucester Citizen, passed away at the Sue Ryder Home at Leckhampton. He began his journalism career

Scarsdale details change

A publishing company run by award-winning journalist John Dean has changed its website address. John, (39), who worked for papers including Derby Evening Telegraph,Lincolnshire Echo, Hull Daily Mail, Gloucester Citizen and The NorthernEcho, is now a freelance journalist specialising in

Sudden death of features editor

The features editor of the Gloucester Citizen has died at the age of 41. Simon Harwood joined the Citizen in 1981 as a reporter after working at the Wiltshire and Gloucester Standard. In recent years he had held the position

'We're all to blame' says Citizen

Litter bugs are making life miserable for the people of Gloucester – and now a local paper is getting involved to tackle the problem. Furious residents are constantly ringing the Gloucester Citizen complaining that the city they love has become

Uniting to reunite loved ones and friends

Search the web – without a computer by HoldTheFrontPage staff The Gloucester Citizen is helping readers who DON’T have access to a computer to use the power of the worldwide web to track down old friends and relations. Web Pals

Depressing poem sparks suicide panic

Poet Peter Steele couldn’t believe his eyes when work he’d submitted to the Gloucester Citizen led to a visit from the police. Peter has had several poems published in the newspaper and his latest piece, Drifting, told the story of

Press clipping admitted as evidence

An article from a regional newspaper was admitted as evidence in a murder trial at Bristol Crown Court. The court was told how the Gloucester Citizen piece led to a homeless man being charged with murder – a charge he

A rose by any other name…

The Gloucester Citizen has received a huge response to its efforts to bring back a famous rose from the city’s past. The newspaper was inundated with phone calls after offering readers to chance to buy their very own Gloucester rose.

Citizen hands petition to PM

The Gloucester Citizen followed up its debate on a waste-recycling plant by handing a petition for a public inquiry to the Prime Minister. The 300-strong list was handed over as Mr Blair visited the flood-stricken areas of Gloucestershire. He is

Poster plea by Citizen to trace mum of 'baby in a bag'

The Gloucester Citizen has reproduced as posters its front page showing the photo of a new born baby abandoned in a shopping bag. Police hope the poster campaign will prompt the mother, believed to be from the area, to come

John puts up a Bookshelf

Award-winning journalist John Dean has set up a new children’s books website. It’s the latest twist in an eventful 20-year career in journalism which has seen John work for eight different regional titles before going it alone as a freelance

Pika- Pika- Pikachu!

The school summer holidays have coincided with the height of the Pokemon craze – with swap-shops being set up as regular events across the country. Gloucester Citizen reporter Sala Lloyd threw herself into the fray at one of her local

Papers united in ensuring parents' voices are heard

Two Gloucestershire newspapers have become the voice of the people and told readers how their local council overturned an education committee decision – and voted to close a special needs school. The Gloucester Citizen condemned the move, attacking councillors for

Experience counts

Bill Brunt has got some advice for wannabe journalists. “Start at the bottom.” And Bill Brunt should be a man to take advice from. He’s done it all, from trainee reporter, photographer to sub editor and editor. And he has

Moves for recognition

Talks are under way at newspapers around the country to thrash out agreements on recognition of the National Union of Journalists. Meetings between union representatives and management were taking place this week at the Yorkshire Evening Post and Sheffield Star

In search of romance

Gloucester Citizen journalist George Henderson found himself despatched to see match-maker Rosemary Bulleid for a feature on an introduction agency. Described in the standfirst of the piece as a “serial monogamist”, George said he was “as nervous as a schoolboy