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Newspaper's £100 reward for big cat pics

Cat lovers – and cat loathers – could be out in force this week in search of the infamous Wolds panther. The Skegness Standard has issued a £100 reader reward for any genuine filmed or photographic evidence of the elusive

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Former foreign secretary Lord Hurd will be a guest speaker at the Bristol Evening Post’s eighth Literary Lunch in October.The former Conservative cabinet minister’s memoirs are due to be published days before the event and he will be joined there

Late shift turns up trumps for Standard team

Late night shopping was more than just a late shift on the diary for staff at the Skegness Standard. They all turned out in Restoration period costumes to scoop first prize in the town’s fancy dress contest. Visitors to the

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The Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Limited has won Investors in People status.The award recognises a set level of good practice for training and development of people to achieve business goals.Regional human resources director Roy Grant said: “It demonstrates we

Birthday preparations under way

The Skegness Standard will soon be celebrating its 80th birthday. And as part of the celebrations the paper is planning to adopt a local charity project. The paper has joined forces with Jackson Building Centres – a local company wanting

Newspaper trio throw themselves off castle…

Three Skegness Standard girls put their back into their work when they joined a local abseiling group to scale the walls of Tattershall Castle. The trio made their drop in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. Becky Gunn (top) leads

Five-week strike is over

More than five weeks of strike action by journalists has come to an end with agreement over pay and conditions. The National Union of Journalists has negotiated a recognition and procedures agreement for staff at Welland Valley Newspapers and also

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Becky Gunn has been appointed chief reporter at the Skegness Standard.Essex girl Becky (23) moved to the Lincolnshire coast as a girl and earned a languages degree at Lancaster University before returning to Skegness to follow a career in journalism.

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Newspaper magnate, Freddie Johnston, is reported to be on the move – relocating his home south to Shropshire.He retired last year as the chairman of the 200-title Johnston Press empire after 27 years at the helm and plans to sell

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A charity cheque for £150 was awarded to Daily Echo Bournemouth staff swimmers for raising the second greatest sum of money at the Poole Lions Swimathon event.The swimmers, Judith Barton, Roan Fair, Amanda Langton, Scott Harrison, Rolf Niven and Paul

Becky's Burning Questions

Page 2 of 2 What was your nickname at school and why? Westy – the reason is obvious. What was the first record you bought? Summer the First Time by BobbyGoldsboro. If you could sit down and have dinner with

Becky's Burning Questions

Page 1 of 2 Seasoned hack Nigel West, (42), has worked in journalism for the past 24 years, starting out at the Boston Standard.In 1982 he started his own business, East Coast News Service, and during the 1980s he edited

Becky's Burning Questions

Page 1 of 2 Skegness Standard reporter Rebekah Gunn devised a light-hearted questionnaire to try to find out a little more about some of the people she meets in Skegness, and hopes to pose her “burning questions” to a variety

Big changes for Lincolnshire weeklies

The face of weekly newspapers in Lincolnshire is changing, with the launch of a new free weekly newspaper. Welland Valley Newspapers, part of Johnston Press, has launched the Citizen, which will be distributed in Louth, Skegness, Boston and Sleaford to

Journalist becomes mayor

A former editor of the Skegness Standard has become mayor of nearby Alford. Coun Gordon Collins has worked for several editions of the Lincolnshire Standard Group, including editions covering towns at the coast and in more rural areas. At the