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Photographer hopes to raise money for unit

A former South Wales Evening Post photographer, who is fighting a terminal illness, has launched an appeal in aid of the chemotherapy unit at a Swansea Hospital. Len Pitson, (68), former chief photographer at the Post, is hoping to raise

Former Post man to head ITC publicity

Former South Wales Evening Post reporter Huw Rossiter is to be head of public affairs at the Independent Television Commission. The journalist will join the London based-company to be head of press and publicity. His role will involve managing the

How to give up smoking

A journalist from Wales has managed to give up smoking – and raise a wedge of money for charity whilst he was at it. Brian Walters, the political editor of the South Wales Evening Post, decided to quit the evil

Evening Post launches search for new media stars

The South Wales Evening Post has launched a competition to find two young reporters and two young photographers for the year 2001. After the success of the paper’s competition last year, it is again calling on youngsters to show off

Former Wales reporterdies abroad

A former journalist and motoring enthusiast from South Wales has died of a sudden heart attack in Dubai. Mike Williams, (56), started in journalism as a junior reporter with the Carmarthen Journal before becoming a reporter with the Herald of

Writers' websites take off

www.toowrite.com a website launched by the Derby Evening Telegraph in January 2000 has announced the £1,000 winner of its first non-fiction writing competition. More than 1,000 entries were received from people all over the UK and abroad writing about their

From truth to fiction

Top fantasy writer Mark Chadbourn (pictured left) once spent his working day committing more mundane matters to print as the Swadlincote district reporter for the Burton Mail. After a spell on the Birmingham Post & Mail, he took voluntary redundancy

Spot the Ball man dies

A man who spent his whole career working for the South Wales Evening Post has died at the age of 81. Eddie Norman joined the paper when he was 14 and, apart from National Service with the Welsh Guards during

All change at the Star

It’s all change for the editorial team at the Llanelli Star. Suzanne Oakley has taken over as news editor following the departure of Jonathan Roberts to the sub-editors’ desk at the South Wales Evening Post in Swansea.

Faces in the crowd could have sparked a riot

Two regional newspapers, with a combined circulation of almost 150,000, have joined forces with the police to net football hooligans involved in a three-hour night match riot. Five police officers were hurt and a police dog blinded in the incident

You can leave your hat on

Star-struck Lucy Hynes has jetted out to New York to cover the celebrity wedding of the year – between Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas. Though the Shropshire Star might not have a direct claim on the girl from the

Bill retires after 54 years in journalism

He might not be Alan Titchmarsh – and he’s certainly no Charlie Dimmock – but Bill Willis has green-fingered staying power. The popular columnist spotted a gap in the pages of the South Wales Evening Post in 1946 and has

Post accused of biased view

Swansea Cabinet members have attacked coverage by the South Wales Evening Post of a proposed city centre car parking voucher scheme. The scheme would turn the city’s streets into a giant pay and display car park with motorists having to

Night out ends in terror

Reporter Chris Parvin was caught up in a terrifying soccer riot as he drove home through Swansea. Chris, who works for the South Wales Evening Post, was sandwiched between police horses, a police helicopter and uniformed police in riot gear

Death of a talented photographer

Popular South Wales Evening Post photographer Mark Entwistle has died, aged 37, after a short illness. He joined the Post four years ago and became well-known in the area, taking photos of thousands of people and events across South West

Just wild about Catherine

Swansea has gone Catherine Zeta-Jones crazy this week as the star made a trip back to her home town with fiance Michael Douglas and their baby son Dylan. The South Wales Evening Post was among the papers to cover the