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Postal votes are in – or are they?

A formal complaint has been lodged by an evening newspaper after it found the local council was giving postal voters false information. Several members of the public – as well as Scunthorpe Telegraph editor Jon Grubb – called North Lincolnshire

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Bristol Evening Post features editor Bill Davis was an expert on broken bones by the time his health feature on the subject was printed.In the time between writing it and publishing it, he managed to break two of his fingers

Paper's mugshot leads to three-year sentence

A still from spy camera footage helped net a drug addict who held a knife to a woman’s throat in a bid to rob her. It was published in the Scunthorpe Telegraph, and a reader recognised the attacker and informed

Drugs man uses Telegraph as mitigation

A former drug user took copies of the Scunthorpe Telegraph into court as part of his mitigation. Lee Graham had committed a string of petty crimes while he was on heroin to fund his habit. But defence solicitor Rob Wressell

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The Portsmouth News has launched a campaign calling on festive drinkers to either leave their car behind before going out or appoint a designated driver who sticks to soft drinks. Its Steer Clear campaign is being backed by pub chain

No more lonesome tonights

It really was Now or Never for journalists Jo Rodgers and Howard Foster, who walked up the aisle in a Las Vegas wedding chapel to the strains of a real-live Elvis Presley. The pair, who work at the Scunthorpe Telegraph,

More clock-watching for Telegraph staff!

A drivers’ time check is almost up and running again, thanks to the Grimsby and Scunthorpe Telegraph. Thousands of motorists used the time and temperature check on the side of the company’s Cleethorpe Road building for more than 25 years

Newspapers to get new MD

The managing director of Grimsby and Scunthorpe Newspapers is to retire after four years at the helm. Mike Wood, who will leave the company this month, will be succeeded by the current deputy managing director, Mark Webb. Mike Wood Mike

Michelle spends last day with the Queen

Michelle Lalor has spent her last day as editor of the Scunthorpe Telegraph in the company of the Queen. Michelle, (36), will take over as editor of sister paper the Grimsby Telegraph next week when Peter Moore retires. And on

Jane becomes assistant editor

Jane Manning has been appointed assistant editor at the ScunthorpeTelegraph. She has been with the paper since 1995 when she was appointed deputy newseditor, before moving on to become news editor and more recently head ofcontent. Before that she was

Politician attacks readers

The Scunthorpe Telegraph and its readers have been attacked by a councillor who took exception to what was printed in the paper. He claimed the paper made up its headlines and the readers didn’t bother looking at the stories. Coun

Late night and early print run follows oil blast

News teams in north Lincolnshire swung into action when reports of a blast at an oil refinery reached the Grimsby Telegraphand Scunthorpe Telegraph. A massive fireball had ripped through the complex, shaking buildings miles away. The Bank Holiday team in

Donation helps appeal reach half way

A donation to the Scunthorpe Telegraph-backed Lindsey Lodge Hospice Appeal has meant the total is now more than £750,000. The donation from The Rugby Group Benevolent Fund, an independent charitable trust associated with Rugby Cement, pushed the total over the

Save Scunthorpe steel,pleads Telegraph

As the fate of hundreds of Scunthorpe steelworkers hung in the balance, the Scunthorpe Telegraph published an open letter to the chairman of steel company Corus. The paper appealed to Sir Brian Moffat to minimise job cuts at the Scunthorpe

Trainees' 100 per centpass rate

The first set of students on Grimsby College’s NVQ level four in newspaper journalism have completed the course with a 100 per cent pass rate. A presentation to congratulate them was attended by Grimsby Telegraph editor Peter Moore and Lincolnshire

Panel shows people rely on the Telegraph

A survey in North Lincolnshire has given the thumbs-up to the Scunthorpe Telegraph with nine out of ten people saying they use the paper to find out about their local council. The survey showed 86 per cent of the 1,106