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End of an era as 'Mr Citizen' retires

The Citizen in Gloucester has said a fond farewell to deputy editor Bev Ward after his distinguished career in journalism spanning more than four decades. Bev, (64), has been the engine behind the scenes at The Citizen for 27 years.

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Motoring journalist Ross Finlay, (67), has died after suffering a heart attack at the wheel of his car.Ross, from Helensburgh, was a contributor to the Herald’s motoring section and a freelance journalist. Two charities have received a cash Christmas gift

Editor's lecture inspires young writers

Gloucester Citizen editor Ian Mean has given a lecture to 80 school children as part of their literacy programme. He explained to the eight and nine-year-olds about how stories are sourced, compiled and written. He also gave them tips about

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Journalist and mental health campaigner John Hooper has died after a battle with cancer. He was 72.John was a correspondent for the Gloucester Citizen’s Grapevine column for more than 15 years and also worked as reporter in Canada. The Sheffield

Head of content runs gauntlet of anger on 'terrorist' case

The Citizen in Gloucester was among the media criticised at a heated public debate following the recent arrest of a terrorism suspect in the area. Head of content Matt Holmes faced the public at a meeting so popular that the

MPs line up to support Citizen's plea

An Early Day Motion presented to the House of Commons in support of a Gloucester Citizen campaign had attracted support from 43 MPs. The paper wants a minister for the elderly – and Gloucester MP Parmjit Dhanda agrees. He joined

Council applauded for fighting 'gag'

A local newspaper has applauded Gloucestershire County Council for standing up for free speech after it rejected a ‘gagging clause’ in a new proposed constitution. Had Clause 15 been given the go-ahead, council officers would have been allowed to use

It ain't half hot mum!Newsrooms react to war

The regional press is capitalising on the time difference between Iraq and the UK – and to round-the-clock conflict – by bringing up-to-date news from the Gulf that the nationals can’t carry. Many are carrying up to 15 pages of

Staff promoted at two regionals

Three new posts have been created by editor Ian Mean at the Gloucester Citizen, as he puts the finishing touches to his senior team. News editor Matt Holmes has been promoted to head of content and becomes the paper’s number

"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

Gloucester evening appoints new editor

Ian Mean has been appointed the new editor of The Citizen, Gloucester, succeeding Spencer Feeney, who is moving to Swansea to edit the South Wales Evening Post. Ian, (55), is currently assistant editor, (news and marketing), at the Western Morning

TV shows race to deadline

A regional newspaper’s battle to beat the nationals on a breaking story about the Ulster peace process will be shown on television tonight. Part 2 of Hold the Front Page follows editor Barrie Williams and senior editorial staff of the