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A tiny four-paragraph football report tucked away in the Somerset Standard relayed the tale of a hard-fought cup tie between Norton Hill Rangers and Wookey.The penalty shoot-out was covered thus: “As the first Norton Hill player stepped up to take

News in brief

Under-the-counter copies of the Peterborough Evening Telegraph were the only ones available at a city supermarket after it took exception to an article it published explaining how the shop has stopped collecting donations for troops in Iraq.Store management at Sainsbury’s

You're in the army now

Of the 110,000 soldiers in the British Army, seven per cent of them are women. Peterborough Evening Telegraph features editor Rachael Gordon got a small taste of army life when she joined other wannabe soldiers on an insight day… When

Retiring quartet gave 125 years to company

A quartet of editorial staff from Norfolk are retiring this month after totting up 125 years of service to Archant between them. Evening News sub editor Hugh Gayler retired at the beginning of December after 23 years with ECNG and

Anne returns to "grass roots"

With more than 30 years in journalism under her belt, Anne Edwards has returned to the “grass roots” of newspapers as the new editor of the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Anne, (49), has taken over from Martin Throssell who retired after

Paper's 'Nobby Exclusive' hits the headlines

A donation from a Peterborough weekly newspaper that was intended to help pay for a tramp to travel to a professional golf tournament was returned when the tramp realised his dreams were not to become a reality. The Peterborough Herald

Neil has fashion at his fingertips

Hundreds of men may copy David Beckham and his ever-changing hairstyles, and some may even have donned a sarong to be like their hero, but what about his latest fashion statement? The England captain was recently spotted wearing bright pink

Reporter shocked by easy drugs purchase

Less than 24 hours after the Home Secretary’s announcement to downgrade the possession of cannabis, reporters from the Peterborough Evening Telegraph went out and bought some. And they found the dealers weren’t running scared, despite the new threat of a

Johnston plans to buy RIM in £560m deal

Johnston Press is planning to buy Regional Independent Media for £560m. Johnston, the UK’s fourth-largest regional newspaper group, is launching a £220m rights issue of shares in connection with the deal. The deal is agreed and has already been approved

Jonathan's brush with stardom

It was the question that gripped the nation – Will or Gareth? And while Will may have won the Pop Idol crown, Gareth has shown he is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to style. Since the

PM exclusive for Evening Telegraph

Page 1 of 2 Last week Peterborough Evening Telegraph reporter Lisa Moore wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister asking him to answer the questions of millions of parents who fear the MMR jab may harm their children.Tony Blair’s

Journalists' MMR turmoil

As the row over the MMR vaccine rages on, two regional journalists have been speaking about the hard decision they had to make to have their children vaccinated. In an open letter published in the Peterborough Evening Telegraph, reporter Lisa

'Snow business like show business' for ET's Rachael

The panto season may be drawing to a close but features editor Rachael Gordon was determined to have some thigh-slapping fun before the curtain came down on a seasonal Snow White. “There’s no business like showbusiness” the Peterborough Evening Telegraph

Telegraph staff tell of armed raid horror

Journalists who were tied up by armed raiders at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph have spoken of their terrifying ordeal. Intruders broke into the Priestgate offices armed with baseball bats and fire extinguishers and attacked the late team that had covered

Journalists tied up in armed raid on newspaper HQ

Editorial staff on a late shift at the Peterborough Evening Telegraph were tied up by armed robbers in a raid on their Priestgate headquarters. Computer and photographic equipment were taken when a group of men armed with baseball bats broke

Election companion launched at

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph’s online election companion is growing by the day. It is at and offers a wealth of information about the local and national elections. It offers: information on Peterborough’s prospective candidates including biographies, email addresses, explanations