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Western Morning News readers have raised £12,000 in just seven days to help children in Southern Africa.The record amount for Unicef is more than any other regional paper has ever raised in such a short space of time.The paper launched

Evening Post editor named

Spencer Feeney has been named the new editor of the South Wales Evening Post. Currently editor of The Citizen in Gloucester, Spencer will take over from the Post’s current editor, George Edwards, when he retires in October. It will be

Former reporter dies 23 years after tragic injury

Ivor Curnock, a former journalist with the South Wales Evening Post, has died at the age of 59. He had worked at the paper for four years, joining in 1975, and was responsible for local government coverage, which included his

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More than £115,000 has been raised by the South Wales Evening Post and Port Talbot Courier’s Steel Blast Appeal following last year’s Corus explosion in Port Talbot.The appeal has already paid out £87,000 to the families and survivors and the

Editorship for Peter

Former regional newspaper reporter Peter Roberts has been appointed editor of the Farmers’ Union of Wales’s monthly newspaper Welsh Farmer. Peter, (53), who is the union’s press officer, will now also edit the paper, which was relaunched in a new

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The speed limit along a stretch of road in Norfolk has been slashed following a campaign from the Norwich Evening News.Motorists driving along the A140 Norwich to Ipswich link road have to abide by a new 50mph limit after pressure

Health reporter's hospital stay hits the headlines

They say journalists are a dedicated bunch, and reporter Gareth Davies proved it when he was taken ill recently. The South Wales Evening Post’s health correspondent is recovering from the life-threatening acute appendicitis for which he needed an emergency operation.

Printing success for Post

The South Wales Evening Post in Swansea is celebrating after winning Britain’s top newspaper printing award – beating The Sun. More than 30 publishers representing all newspaper sectors entered The Newspaper Printing Award category in the Printing World Awards 2002.

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A 32-page supplement to celebrate the success of the Eden Project in Cornwall has been published by the Western Daily Press.It looks at the history of the popular tourist attraction near St Austell, its origins, and explores what makes it

Hundreds of mourners turn out for Michael

More than 400 hundred mourners turned out to pay their last respects at the funeral of Welsh journalist Michael Boon. Michael, who was 67, died from cancer. He had been a journalist for 50 years and received an MBE for

Swift work after murder verdict boosts sales

A late court verdict over the murders of a young mother, her two daughters and her elderly mother led to a swift response from the local paper – which resulted in as special edition that evening and a 12.8 per

Reporter nets exclusive as 30-year silence is broken

A South Wales Evening Post journalist has secured the first interview with the ex-wife of a man suspected of two murders which happened 30 years ago. After weeks of trying, reporter Ron Cant managed to persuade Joe Kappen’s ex-wife, Christine

Death of former Welsh journalist

Former Welsh journalist Peter Jones has died. He had been suffering from cancer. Mr Jones, (66), died in his sleep at his home in Sketty in Swansea, last Sunday. He began his journalism career aged 15 when he joined the

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

Supplements, special editions and photo archives

Holdthefrontpage readers have been telling us more about what their publication did to mark the Queen Mother’s death. The announcement on Saturday came just minutes after the South Wales Evening Post sports edition run ended. The Swansea paper has a

Python date for production editor Jayne

A giant snake is the latest fund-raiser to join the appeal to raise cash for the victims and families of those injured in the Port Talbot steelworks blast. Jayne will snake-sit The 14ft python will be keeping Neath & Port