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Investigative reporter puts court evidence online

Evidence from the trial of a former council leader, jailed for misconduct in public office, is now available on the Internet, thanks to the Orchard News Bureau, which raised the questions that led to his arrest. Jim Speechley, who is

Revelations in Echo forced councillor's resignation

The Lincolnshire Echo has also been on the trail of disgraced former council leader Jim Speechley, publishing a string of revelations of his abuse of power forcing the Conservative councillor to resign his post. He was jailed on Friday for

Reporter's investigation leads to jail term for councillor

Journalist Richard Orange played a key role in bringing a council misconduct case to court, which has resulted in the jailing of a former council leader for 18 months. The freelance, who runs the Lincoln-based Orchard News Bureau, spotted alterations