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Cash donations save Gazette archive

Historic editions of the Mid Devon Gazette have been saved from an uncertain future. The Gazette archive, dating back to 1858, which is stored at the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, was in danger of being lost forever as

'True wordsmith' Richard Williamson has died

Sunday Mercury chief feature writer Richard Williamson, one of the Midlands’ best-loved and most respected journalists, has died following a suspected heart attack. He was 56. For the past 35 years, Dick’s unique brand of journalism has been gracing the

Promotion for Mary-Ann

Mary-Ann Bloomfield has been appointed editor of the Mid Devon Gazette series – a promotion that rewards her hard work at the paper in the past five years – and paves the way for future developments. Managing editor Andy Cooper

Banners unveiled after Gazette's contest

The Tiverton Gazette joined forces with Mid Devon District Council to host a contest for the new Exe Valley Leisure Centre in Tiverton. The competition was open to schoolchildren in the area to design a banner promoting fit and healthy

Castaway "scoop" for Gazette

It was the interview they’d all been after – an exclusive from Castaway doctor Roger Stephenson. And it was the Mid-Devon Gazette that got the scoop. The Gazette is the family’s local newspaper and the star of the BBC’s Castaway

Readers to benefit from weeklies' new look

Readers have been promised more news, features and adverts when the Mid Devon Gazette gets a revamp this week. The number of editions has been increased to three and deputy editor Mary-Ann Bloomfield says that will give readers a better

That's a cracker!

The first sleigh-load of festive jokes has arrived at HoldtheFrontPage from the stalwarts of the regional press nationwide. Those who sent them in are doing the industry proud – don’t forget there’s a box of luxury chocolates for the best,

Search for citizens of the year

For the second year running, the Mid Devon Gazette has teamed up with Tiverton Town Council and jewellers G W Pack to find the area’s unsung heroes and heroines. Deputy editor of the newspaper, Mary-Ann Bloomfield, said: “Nominations could be

Penguins??!! Is that the best you can do??

At the Mid Devon Gazette they were less than impressed by the suggestion that a missing pet penguin – as reported in the Sheerness Times Guardian (click here for that story) might qualify as the quirkiest animal story of the

MPs' response to Gazette poll

Devon MPs have taken their chance to respond in print to the results of a Mid Devon Gazette readers’ poll on hunting. The survey showed that 69 per cent of the 903 who voted were in favour of retaining hunting