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Nailing the nibbling: reporter tries hypnotherapy

Mid Somerset Newspapers’ chief reporter Christian Lockyer underwent hypnotherapy to help ‘nail the habit’… Sadly I am a sceptic when it comes to almost anything – for me seeing really is believing. However, I do have a very open mind

Raft of new appointments among Northcliffe top brass

Two senior managers from Northcliffe Newspapers are about to retire, sparking a series of new appointments throughout the regional publishing group. Alan Goode, chief executive of Bristol United Press, and Ken Hayward, managing director at Central Independent Newspapers, will both

Somerset titles celebrate sales success

Staff at Mid Somerset Newspapers in Wells are celebrating as sales of its titles continue to rise – breaking both its ABC record and recording the highest ever weekly sale in less than a month. Sales of the series, which

Action girl lands sports editor job

Clare Daniels has been appointed sports editor at Mid Somerset Newspapers. She is a popular local sporting figure who is excited at the prospect of taking up her new position. Clare is a genuine sporting all-rounder, was a member of

Weekly papers get a makeover

Four weekly newspapers in Somerset have undergone a mini makeover in response to feedback from readers. Design changes have been made to the Wells Journal, Shepton Mallet Journal, Cheddar Valley Gazette and Central Somerset Gazette, which make up the Mid

700 attend thanksgiving for journalist's life

A thanksgiving service for Mid Somerset Newspapers assistant editor Michael Chamberlain attracted 700 people to his parish church in Wells. There was standing room only as the Dean of Wells, police chiefs, firemen, daily newspaper editors and the whole Wells

Cancer claims assistant editor

Michael Chamberlain, assistant editor of Mid Somerset Newspapers, has died. He was 62. He died peacefully in hospital after a valiant fight against throat cancer which many thought he had won. He had already been back at his desk part-time

Rare honour for a modest man

An editor has paid tribute to one of his staff who was made a Freeman of Wells – a top honour in the city. Mid Somerset Newspapers assistant editor Michael Chamberlain received the honour in recognition of his work in

City honour for assistant editor

The assistant editor of Mid Somerset Newspapers has received a top honour from the City of Wells. Michael Chamberlain has been made a Freeman of Wells at a meeting of the city council. The title is recognition for Michael’s work

Action girl Carrie tests out adventure sports

Action girl Carrie Rolls has an unusual portfolio at Mid Somerset Newspapers – she’s been asked to seek out adventure sports and write about her experiences. Among the daredevil antics she’s found herself involved with so far are kite buggying

Taunton team leaves rivals with that sinking feeling

Staff at Taunton Newspapers in Somerset are feeling justifiably proud after beating their colleagues on sister titles in a charity raft race on thehistoric moat surrounding the Bishops Palace in Wells. The all-women team of four – led by MD

Wells journalist's new musical to be staged next month

A new musical written by a journalist from Mid Somerset will be staged in Wells next month. Ken Edmonds, What’s On editor at Mid Somerset Newspapers, took two years to write the show Sally’s Cafe, including all the songs and