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Kent and Sussex Courier

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News in brief

The regional press increased advertising revenue by 7.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2004, against total growth of 4.8 per cent across all media, according to figures from The Newspaper Society. This made it the fastest growing major

News in brief

Eight computers, worth around £12,000 in total, were stolen from the Kent and Sussex Courier offices after a break-in.Police were alerted at around 1.40am but found nothing suspicious and left. When a member of staff arrived again at 2am it

Livewire Darrel's "heart-stopping" stunt

Intrepid Kent and Sussex Courier reporter Darrel Billingham was unable to refuse an invitation to try circus tightrope stunts from the safety of the office, but soon thought twice when he saw what he was in for. Darrel joined performers

News in brief

The Chard and Ilminster News has written to the Lord Chancellor to express its concerns over centralised justice after preliminary court hearings on a local defendant were moved to Bristol.The paper believes justice should be done and be seen to

South East weeklies get a Life

The first issue of a new magazine within the Kent and Sussex Courier and Sevenoaks Chronicle has met with a positive response. Newsagents and supermarkets reported sell-outs as readers were enticed to take a look at Kent and Sussex Life

Well-travelled newspaper man has died

Former press officer and reporter John Scarlett has died, aged 88. He is perhaps best known in the circulation area of the Kent and Sussex Courier for reporting on village news for High Hurstwood since his retirement. But his track

Copytaker "lived her life to the full"

A former copytaker who worked in the south-east and Gloucestershire has died, aged 46. Angela Robinson worked at the Kent and Sussex Courier series in Tunbridge Wells and later for the Gloucestershire Echo between 1992 and 1997 before moving to

Courier hits the headlines

The Kent and Sussex Courier is no stranger to reporting fires and explosions – but just before its latest deadline it found itself at the centre of a story. Just before 2pm on Thursday, the fire brigade were called to

Courier wins festivename game

We’ve all thought about doing it – but the Kent and Sussex Courier actually went through with it. Not content with waiting for Christmas stories to turn up on its newsdesk, the paper has been out and made its own.

Toy appeal

More than 1,300 Christmas presents were given to needy children in Tunbridge Wells thanks to an appeal backed by the Kent and Sussex Courier. The gifts were distributed to 350 youngsters nominated by social services and other care agencies through

Learn or burn for Courier's Melanie

Newspaper staff turned daredevils to walk across broken glass and hotcoals to raise cash for a local hospice. Kent and Sussex Courier news editor Melanie Whittaker was among 50 peoplefrom Tunbridge Wells who took part in the event, which involved

Journalist's name lives on at theatre

A plaque commemorating a former Kent and Sussex Courier journalist has been unveiled at a Tonbridge theatre. Margaret Sillwood worked at the Kent and Sussex Courier for more than 20 years and was arts editor when she died in 1998

Flood threat still a danger

A 16-page colour souvenir supplement, looking back at last year’s devastating floods, is being given away with the Kent and Sussex Courier. But coupled with the 16-page pull-out is a scathing editorial column from editor Giles Broadbent drawing the readers’

Katherine takes up Army challenge

Life as a journalist may not always be a bed of roses, but reporter Katherine Jacques might just appreciate the comfortable surroundings of her newspaper’s office a little more after taking up the challenge to become an Army cadet for

Local lad is the new editor

The new editor of the Kent and Sussex Courier is returning home for his new appointment – Giles Broadbent is Tonbridge-born and began his career with Courier Newspapers as a trainee reporter. He has spent his time in-between in the

Move for Courier reporters

Reporters on the Tunbridge Wells Courier are packing up their belongings and moving offices. Chief reporter Mary Harris and reporters Libby Sutcliffe and Emma Willsteed are moving to the main offices of the Kent and Sussex Courier in Longfield Road