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Midlands photographers are a picture of success

The cream of Midlands press photography has been recognised at the eighth annual Banks’s Midlands Press Photographer Awards. Twenty prizes were handed during a presentation at Edgbaston cricket ground, and the winners included Max Ewen of the Leicester Mercury. He

Top of the shots: Awards recognise photo talent

The Banks’s Midlands Press Photographer awards have announced winners in ten categories to recognise the talents of newspaper photographers all over the region. The Press Photographer of the Year is Roy Kilcullen of the Coventry Evening Telegraph, whose portfolio of

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OAP's teach newsdesk man the ropes

A group of pensioners has faced the challenge of rock-climbing, abseiling, horse riding, sailing and camping on Exmoor… with a little help from Lichfield Mercury news editor Andy Kerr. He joined the daredevils to help him overcome some of his

Mercury was star of time capsule show

A 19th century time capsule containing a copy of the Lichfield Mercury and Herald and City Times from 1891 has been discovered. There were several other documents found buried at Lichfield Methodist Church as well as a penny, a half

The speedy way to come up with a splash headline

In the latest in a line of ‘crash test dummy’ features which has included joining the circus, driving on a skidpan and flying in a microlight, Lichfield Mercury ‘stuntman’ Phil Barnett tried his hand at water-skiing… It isn’t bravery, it’s

Reporter gets his 'wings'

When Lichfield Mercury reporter Phil Barnett was offered the chance to take his career to new heights and try microlighting, he jumped at the chance. And with the help of Lichfield’s Microlight School, he was soon flying one thousand feet

Retiring bishop salutes 'sterling' local journalism

A midlands church leader has paid tribute to the local press and its “sterling work” in the community. The Bishop of Lichfield, the Rt Revd Keith Sutton, is shortly to retire and hosted a reception for the media at the

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – you're cured!

Cutting down from 25 cigarettes a day to just 12 was hard work for Lichfield Mercury reporter Alistair Harris – but it was still 12 too many. Gum, lozenges and inhalers weren’t going to help wipe out the cravings –

Lucy makes tracks…

When a reporter makes tracks, it’s usually straight to the pub at the end of the day. But for Lucy Stokes, it meant joining the train gang and taking her sledgehammer and shovel to the Chasewater Railway in Staffordshire for

Lucy earns her wings

Lichfield Mercury reporter Lucy Stokes has always aimed high – and from an early age wanted to fly her own plane. So for her latest assignment she decided it was high time to take to the skies on a flying

Sister papers step in to prevent more tragedies

A week-long campaign by the Tamworth Herald which offered readers free smoke alarms has received more than 330 calls and e-mails. Staffordshire Fire Service recently began a policy of offering to fit free alarms in every private home in the