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I love LA!

A new home with a view of the famous Hollywood sign reminds former regional press photographer Frazer Harrison to keep on reaching for the stars. His new work in Los Angeles keeps him in close touch with the rich and

From the Echo to the Olympics

Page 1 of 2 A former Lincolnshire Echo reporter has scaled the dizzy heights to become one of the country’s best know television sports presenters. Not many people at the Echo remember John Inverdale being there. But “The Gossiper”, Peter

Distribution boss Bob Hodson retires

Q: What’s the best way to stop a car seat from sagging? A: Stuff a few old Lincolnshire Echos underneath! That was the helpful answer for one of the Echo’s former MDs, in his impressive company car – thanks to

Oops – an apology 65 years on

The Lincolnshire Echo has issued a belated (and lighthearted) apology to reader Stella Odam, who got into trouble when a picture of her appeared on its pages in the 1930s. Peter Brown, the man behind the paper’s Gossiper column, took

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

Now Grandad's a Dad

It’s all coming back to me now He specialises in writing about the good old days, but now the Lincolnshire Echo’s Gossiper columnist Peter Brown is revisiting that past himself after becoming a dad – almost 31 years after his

Early birds prosper at Lincoln

Word that national papers might be thin on the ground because of the fuel crisis prompted the Lincolnshire Echo to produce an early edition yesterday (Friday). And early indications show it was a great success. Deputy editor Richard Bowyer paid

Calling ex-Lincs Echo staff

Did you work in the Lincolnshire Echo newsroom in the very early 90s? Some of the old team are planning a Millennial get-together to remember the good old days – and keep a check on each other’s expanding waist-lines! It

Who are ewe looking at?

Shauna the sheep has been reunited with her owners after being spotted in the Lincolnshire Echo. The one-year-old brown ewe was found wandering the streets of Corringham, near Gainsborough, last week. RSPCA officers suspected Shauna was a pet because she

Yes, Minister

Former Lincolnshire journalist Neil Vickers has started his new job – as the Methodist Minister for Retford. He has moved to the north Notts town with his wife and children to start a five year term in the Methodist circuit

Double delight for local historians

Two former Echo staffers have put pen to paper as the secrets of Lincolnshire’s colourful past are revealed in a pair of new books. The exclusive new hardbacks from the Lincolnshire Echo are taking a close look at the county’s

New deputy for Bristol

Stan Szecowka will join the Bristol Evening Post early next month as Deputy Editor. He is currently Community and Campaigns Editor on the Hull Daily Mail. He began his career as a trainee with the Oxford Journal Group, beforeprogressing, via

Ambulance tales prove a hit

Tenacious reporters in the local press often have a good eye for a story – even if it’s not an obvious winner. Former ambulanceman Alan Crosskill was interviewed by the Lincolnshire Echo about his book Call an Ambulance, based on

Everybody needs good neighbours

Walter Samways is the perfect neighbour to Margaret Baldham. Much of Lincolnshire knows that now because his good-neighbourliness has been recorded forever on the pages the Lincolnshire Echo. The paper is running a series of articles to search for a

From Hull to Hollywood

Frazer Harrison is about to embark on a total career change – for the second time in his 33 years. The photographer – who started his working life as a junior assistant in Marks & Spencers’ menswear department – is

Concorde 'specials' beat the nationals

Fast-reacting staff at two Lincolnshire papers pulled out the stops to be among the first to break news of the Concorde crash. The Grimsby Evening Telegraph and the Lincolnshire Echo both had special editions rolling off the presses at 5.30pm.