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Peace and reconciliation in Japan

Reporter Alex Gore was pictured in the Lincolnshire Echo tackling a 28-stone sumo wrestler whose name means “Wisteria branch”. Albert Edward Gore died in 1942 at the hands of the Japanese Army. Fifty eight years later, the grandson he never

A well-deserved pat on the back

Editor of the Nottingham Evening Post, Graham Glen, shows Prince Charles a board charting the progress of work at the Queen’s Medical Centre’s parents’ unit transformed through an Evening Post Community Challenge. Photo: Courtesy of Nottingham Evening Post Local Newspaper

A well-deserved pat on the back: Hull Daily Mail

The Hull Daily Mail told its readers that Research Surveys of Great Britain had found that more people in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire read its evening newspaper than read a national newspaper. Every day, the researchers found,

A well-deserved pat on the back: Lincolnshire Echo

The Lincolnshire Echo, first published in 1893, has more than 148,000 readers each day. Four months ago, the newspaper revealed the plight of 30-year-old mum Lyn York who had been diagnosed with cervical cancer and given just months to live.

A well-deserved pat on the back: Yorkshire Evening Post

The Yorkshire Evening Post has been proud to officially back the Can Do campaign, since it was launched in Leeds last summer. Already the scheme, run by the Scarman Trust charity, is helping dozens of community projects across the city,

A well-deserved pat on the back: Birmingham Evening Mail

As well as reflecting on its achievements and its vital role at the heart of its community, the Birmingham Evening Mail used a double page spread this week to give its readers a detailed insight into a day in the

News In Brief – from around the regions

HOT OVERALLS WRECK TAKEAWAY: A blaze which wrecked a Chinese takeaway had an unsual cause, the Wolverhampton Express and Star reported. Fire officers told the paper it was caused by spontaneous combustion in a pair of grease-stained overalls. The overalls

News In Brief – from around the regions

PIKACHU FRENZY: Is there a regional newspaper in the land that hasn’t found an angle on the Pokemon card craze? “Schools bans card craze” has become commonplace. This week, the Hull Daily Mail revealed that two youngsters were threatened with

Oldham's new deputy going back to his roots

Dave Whaley (pictured) will be going back to his roots when he takes up his new job as deputy editor of the Oldham Chronicle. Mr Whaley (39), assistant editor of the Birmingham Evening Mail, will be teaming up again with

History-making columnist dies at 106

Jack Rogers, who made history as the world’s oldest columnist when he started writing for the Lincolnshire Echo at the age of 103, has died. Jack, who had been ill for some time, celebrated his 106th birthday just weeks ago.

News In Brief – from around the regions

BONDAGE AND BURGLARY: A middle-aged man had to be cut free from a tangle of chains after a bondage session with a woman who took advantage of him in more ways than one. As he lay clad in a black

Party for the world's oldest columnist

Jack Rogers proved you’re never too old for a career change when he joined the Lincolnshire Echo as a columnist – at the age of 103. The former shoemaker kept readers enthralled with stories of Queen Victoria, the First World

Putting the "e" in Echo

Belief in the value of its readers views has prompted the Lincolnshire Echo to set up its own People’s Panel. Editor Mike Sassi hopes to get together 100 readers who will give their reactions to the major issue of the

Tip-off gives Echo a head start

It’s a news editor’s nightmare. You take a day off and a great story breaks. It happened at the Lincolnshire Echo yesterday, and Editor Mike Sassi was the one who answered the newsdesk telephone at 7.30am and sparked off a

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UNITED ON BABY’S NAME: A West Midlands husband who wanted to name his son after the entire Manchester United team has been persuaded by his wife to settle instead for a simple Ryan Matthews – in honour of United’s Ryan

News NIBs from around the regions

POSTMAN’S NIGHTMARE: A Rottweiler chased unlucky postman Paul Elliott into a telephone kiosk after stealing a full mail bag out of his hand. The Shields Gazette reported that Paul rang the assistant manager at the South Shields sorting office who