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Readers help produce second local history book

A journey back in time is being promised for readers of the Port Talbot Courier, who can now get their hands on a new pictorial nostalgia book. The book, Memory Lane: Neath & Port Talbot, has been produced by the

Flying the flag for Wales

A charity show organised by The South Wales Evening Post is to make a triumphant return to Swansea next month. The Post’s The Best Is Yet To Come charity musical variety show was recently performed at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket

Vanishing landlady story returns after 27 years

Don’t throw out those old notebooks. You never know when they might come in handy. Jonathan Issacs, news editor of the South Wales Evening Post, was surprised when a story he covered as a cub reporter hit the headlines again

The Ragchild

Reporter Paul Lewis is hoping his latest story will be as much of a success as those he writes at the South Wales Evening Post. It’s a full-length novel, written in collaboration with his friend Steve Lockley, and has just

Pages to fill for Eisteddfod team

The countdown is over for Llanelli – as Eisteddfod fever hits the town. The Llanelli Star has already brought out a special publication to mark its return to the town for the first time since 1962. And now the paper

He's just a big teddy bear!

When it comes to volunteers in the newsroom, staff at the South Wales Evening Post don’t seem to be backward at coming forward. When much of the media shy away from the spotlight, one or two souls brave it out…

Murder inquiry exclusive

In an exclusive interview with the South Wales Evening Post, the detective leading the hunt for the killer of an 80-year-old woman, her daughter and two granddaughters, spoke of his personal sorrow that the murderer had not yet been brought

Funeral of ex-photographer

Former South Wales Evening Post photographer Phyllis Hampton has died, aged 89. A funeral service was held at Clyne Chapel for Mrs Hampton, who was known as Ina. The former Wren worked for the Evening Post in the 1940s and

West End beckons young stars

Young stars of the South Wales Evening Post’s charity show, The Best Is Yet To Come, are heading for London’s West End. Some 150 entertainers, aged four to 18, will perform at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the Haymarket on August

Llanelli team branches out

The publishers of the South Wales Evening Post have been awarded the contract to produce Y Tir (The Land) – the monthly newspaper for the Farmers Union of Wales. South West Wales Publications, which also produces the Llanelli Star and

New appeal to build on £725,869 success

Cancer care in Wales is getting a boost from a new appeal by the South Wales Evening Post. Readers have created a fund of £41,000 in just three months. It follows their impressive effort of donating £725,869 for a previous

OBE for newspaper man

Former president of the Newspaper Society, John Aldridge, has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. He started out in the newspaper industry as a tea boy at the Grimsby Evening Telegraph and rose to become president

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 23.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: Football fans can now log on and share poetic thoughts on a new Internet site. The Gloucestershire Echo reported

News In Brief from around the regions

Regional press news – this story updated 10.6.2000 News In Brief from around the regions by HoldTheFrontPage staff CROWNING GLORY: A quiet Bolton street has been unmasked as the most famous neighbourhood in the country. The row of terraced houses

Decade of success for Youth Proms

The South Wales Evening Post is celebrating 10 years of success with its annual Youth Proms. This year 16 schools from south west Wales took to the stage of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall to provide a feast of musical entertainment. They

News In Brief from around the regions

NUDE FOOTIE: Police were called to playing fields at Cheltenham at 4am after a caller reported six men playing football in the nude, the Gloucestershire Echo told its readers. There was no sign of anyone by the time officers arrived,