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No bridge too far for Gazette's man in Arnhem

Brentwood Gazette Series assistant editor Keith Parker parachuted into Arnhem at the weekend to mark the 60th anniversary of the Allied landings – and raise some money for charity. Thousands of Dutch people watched as he joined veterans in commemorating

New roles for south east editors

Editors at two south east weeklies were today beginning new roles at their respective newspapers. Brentwood Gazette editor Roger Watkins has been promoted to managing editor at the series, while Frank Baldwin has also taken on the role of managing

Back page devoted to sport as weekly breaks with tradition

The four-title Brentwood Gazette Series in Essex has broken with nearly a century of tradition by devoting its back page entirely to sport for the first time. The move has been welcomed by sports fans and by the many clubs

Uniform look for Gazette series

The Brentwood Gazette Series has undergone a re-branding exercise, with the introduction of new mastheads. The previous mastheads for the four-title series, the Brentwood Gazette, Billericay and Wickford Gazette, Ongar and North Weald Gazette and the Harold Gazette, all looked

Retirement decisions prompt hunt for two new editors

The search has begun for successors to the editors at two Northcliffe evening papers. George Edwards is retiring from the South Wales Evening Post in Swansea after 40 years with the group, while Peter Moore is also retiring, after 20

Gazette clock is no wind-up

A town clock last used to count down to the Millennium has been started up again, thanks to the Brentwood Gazette. The Gazette Clock is being sponsored by the newspaper in partnership with a local authority and Town Centre Partnership.

Banquet raises £14,000

The third annual Brentwood Banquet, hosted by the Brentwood Gazette series, has raised more than £14,000 for the Rhys Daniels Trust Home From Home Appeal. More than 230 guests, including stars from sport and entertainment, attended the event to raise

Auction winners get the inside view

A couple from Essex have spent a day at the offices of the Gazette and Chronicle after winning the prize at a charity auction. Garry Driver and Debbie Stacey got an inside view into a day in the life as

Merry Christmas, from the Gazette

Christmas came early in Brentwood, thanks to the town’s Gazette newspaper series which has donated £2,000 to buy an electric shopping buggy. The cash came from the Millennium Fund, set up by the Gazette’s sister paper the Essex Chronicle, to