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Press probe reveals 'sorry mess' of postal delivery

An investigation by the Oxford Mail has revealed that 20 per cent of first class post in Oxfordshire is delivered late. The paper sent out 80 first class letters – 40 to addresses in Oxfordshire from outside the county and

Weekly editor packs his bags to take up new challenge

Wiltshire Times editor Toby Granville is leaving the paper to become assistant editor at the Oxford Mail. He has been in his current job for two years and will replace Peter Unsworth, who retired in July. Before moving to Wiltshire,

Reporter secures three book crime writing deal

Oxford Mail reporter Michael Litchfield is to leave the newspaper next month to concentrate on his work as an author. Local government reporter Michael, who also writes for the Mail’s sister paper the Oxford Times, has secured a three-book deal

Mail bids farewell to retiring assistant editor

Staff at the Oxford Mail have bid a fond farewell to retiring assistant editor Peter Unsworth at a party attended by more than 100 colleagues and the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire. The popular Yorkshireman served Westminster Press and Newsquest for

Advertiser names its man

Mark Waldron is to become the new editor of the Swindon Evening Advertiser. Currently deputy editor of the South Wales Echo in Cardiff, he will succeed Simon O’Neill, who left to become editor of the Oxford Mail in February. The

New Oxford Mail editor is announced

Simon O’Neill is to become the new editor of the Oxford Mail following the retirement of Jim McClure. Currently editor of Swindon’s Evening Advertiser, as well as group editor for Newsquest Wiltshire, he will take up his new post on

Police rap for reporter who exposed drugs menace

Journalist Victoria Tagg was given a dressing down by the police when she handed in £40-worth of crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis she bought during an investigation for the Swindon Evening Advertiser. Officers labelled her “irresponsible” and she was told

Swindon paper speaks out over education

The Evening Advertiser has tackled Education Secretary Estelle Morris over funding for Swindon’s schools. She appeared at the Local Government Association autumn education conference last week, where an Evening Advertiser reporter handed her a copy of the paper, which carried