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Pat Stannard

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Gold Community Award for crime-conscious editor

Pat Stannard, editor of the Waltham Forest Guardian, has been given a Gold Community Award in recognition of her paper’s role in tackling rising levels of street crime. The award was made by the East London Communities Association after the

Reporters' fight for right to attend meetings

When is a public meeting not a public meeting? Staff at the Waltham Forest Guardian are trying to find out – and are putting pressure on their local authority after chief reporter Naomi Wright was thrown out of the borough

Rivals launch new editions for Stratford

Stratford, the town that hopes to host the Olympics in 2012, has a wealth of new local news coverage. The East London and West Essex Guardian – run by Newsquest and one of the UK’s top twenty selling weekly papers

Charity 'arrest' puts frighteners on reporter

Last week Holdthefrontpage reported on Oxford Courier reporter Robert Wilkinson being volunteered for a spell in a police cell for charity. He did it – but it wasn’t very much fun. Here’s his account of what happened… If being arrested

Weekly's deadline stretched as key story is phoned in

The Waltham Forest Guardian stretched its deadlines to literally “hold the front page” last night. The paper wanted to cover a special town hall meeting where the Labour council leader was expected to be ousted by his own party. The