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POSTMAN’S NIGHTMARE: A Rottweiler chased unlucky postman Paul Elliott into a telephone kiosk after stealing a full mail bag out of his hand. The Shields Gazette reported that Paul rang the assistant manager at the South Shields sorting office who

Sheepish request

A rare pet ewe, which was left pining after its 18-month-old lamb died, has found a new companion – thanks to the Shropshire Star. Bridgette, a rare breed called a Soay, was devastated when her baby, called Lally, died. Owner

News NIBs from around the regions

PULL THE UDDER ONE: Dairy farmers are turning to aromatherapy in a bid to cure mastitis in their cows, reports The Telegraph & Argus, Bradford. A former farmer from Skipton has created a blend of lavender, eucalyptus, geranium and damask

Paper attacked over 'race hate' tragedy

Shropshire Star editor Adrian Faber proved his critics wrong as controversy raged over a double tragedy on his patch. At a packed public meeting, the paper came under fire for its coverage of the deaths of two members of a

Papers respond to claims of inaccuracy and breaches of privacy

Latest resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC. The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff, editors and complainants. These are

Resolved complaints

Resolved complaints dealt with by the PCC during July, August & September 2001 The majority of complaints made to the Press Complaints Commission, which raise a possible breach of the Code of Practice, are resolved directly between the Commission’s staff,

Star celebrates with Craig

The Shropshire Star is celebrating a successful campaign to help keep one man locked in a house for 10 weeks with no contact with the outside world. The Star supported their local lad Craig Phillips, a builder from Newport, in

Paper launches its own battle to mark anniversary

The Shropshire Star has launched the biggest appeal in its history as part of its celebrations to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Shrewsbury. July 21 will see the 600th anniversary of the historic event. And ahead of the

Praise for paper beating the bullies

A Shropshire Star campaign has been praised as a model for all newspapers at a prestigious conference of top-ranking police officers. During a day-long seminar at West Mercia police headquarters in Worcester, the paper’s Beat The Street Bullies campaign was

Star journalist awarded an MBE

Shropshire Star journalist Shirley Tart has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Shirley, who is the paper’s royal correspondent, received the honour for services to the newspaper industry. She is part of the original reporting team which

Nominations revealed for Midlands event

Page 1 of 2 The nominations for this year’s Midlands Media Awards are: NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR The Sentinel/Sentinel Sunday Nottingham Evening Post Coventry Evening Telegraph Gloucestershire Echo North Shropshire Chronicle/Shrewsbury Chronicle Birmingham Evening Mail Sunday Mercury Express and Star

Regional titles set to compete at Newspaper Awards

The nominees for the 2004 NewspaperAwards are: Regional Newspaper of the Year The Goss International Premier Award for all regional weekday daily newspapers Daily Echo, BournemouthEvening Chronicle, NewcastleEvening Star, IpswichLeicester MercuryReading Evening PostShropshire StarWestern Daily Press Regional Weekly Newspaper of