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"Scrap it" says The Citizen

A bold headline saying “SCRAP IT!”, and a hard-hitting page one comment, was the Gloucester Citizen’s reaction to news that a planned TV dramatisation of the Fred and Rosemary West story was on hold. Channel 5 first announced plans to

News In Brief – from around the regions

FULL-TIME FOR PUPILS: Lunch was being served with a football theme today for pupils in Cambridgeshire schools. Twenty four hours before Chelsea were due to face Aston Villa in the FA Cup, the youngsters were tucking into turkey footballers, mini

The night I nearly died

Tim Lezard with his wife Ruth, and daughter Charlie. Picture: Paul Nicholls, courtesy of Gloucester Citizen The Gloucester Citizen is urging readers to become blood donors so that the county’s blood banks can be kept topped up for emergencies. As

Bug answer in Gloucestershire

At the Gloucester Citizen, Annelisa Macaulay-Lowe, got a good angle on the love bug virus from a local computer expert. Her story is reproduced below: It’s way too late for last minute Valentines, but the malicious e-mail “I Love You”

Love bug strikes newspaper offices

A computer virus, which paralysed computer networks across the world, provided copy for the regional press – but few real problems. Warnings about the “ILOVEYOU” virus were sent to newsrooms by many of their own IT departments soon after work

Smoker since 11 takes the pledge

Parliamentary reporter Kirsty Buchanan is among the latest to sign up to the Hull Daily Mail’s Trash the Ash campaign. Kirsty (30) says she’s quit the weed after 19 years as a smoker. The Northcliffe Newspapers parliamentary correspondent had planned

News In Brief – from around the regions

SURF-INN THE NET: One of England’s oldest pubs – Nottingham’s famous Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – has set up its own website. The Nottingham Evening Post reported on the ancient inn’s step into the 21st century and told how

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

Who's that in my seat?

Columnist and journalist George Henderson, of the Gloucester Citizen, had to share “his” bus with hordes of strangers this week – and he wasn’t impressed. This column first appeared in the Citizen and is reproduced with its permission. Fuel crisis,

Surprise surprise!

The Cheltenham Town football manager has been sacked – read all about it (and some other choice stories) below… Gloucester Citizen: Gloucestershire Echo: A Lucky Dip and two Thunderballs, please… Surely it wasn’t that bad? See our previous headlines… If

Two newspapers are thanked for blood donor drives

Spencer Feeney, editor of the Gloucester Citizen, has received a certificate of thanks from the National Blood Service in recognition of the newspaper’s recent campaign to recruit more blood donors. The paper’s target was to attract 500 new donors in

Explosion prompts public inquiry call

An explosion at a waste handling depot at Sandhurst has prompted the Gloucester Citizen to lead a campaign for a public inquiry into the site. A public meeting into the Cleansing Service Group depot revealed it has held BSE-infected waste

Citizen's anti-drugs stance

It was crime reporter Dennis Apperly’s third drugs bust with the police – but the tension was still high as they waited for the “all systems go”. He took part in the swoop with the Gloucestershire Constabulary as an invited

Keep Your Lid On safety message

The safety-minded Gloucester Citizen is awarding £20 prizes for cyclists snapped wearing protective headgear. Their pictures are being published in the paper for the Keep Your Lid On campaign. It has been relaunched in conjunction with the Gloucester’s Safer City