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Mark tests the power of his mind to 'cure' sickness fear

When the Sutton Coldfield Observer did a feature on a man who claims he can cure any phobia in 30 minutes, deputy editor Mark Eustace was eager to try the service out on his own fear of sickness. Mark thought

Falling or flying? Reporters leap from a plane for charity

Two reporters from the Sutton Coldfield Observer took their life in their hands to leap from a plane at 13,000ft in the name of charity. The event was to make money for the paper’s successful Asthma Aid campaign to fund

Well-timed birth sees Mark making the news

Sutton Coldfield Observer deputy editor Mark Eustace managed to get in on the act when the newspaper ran a story about the opening of a new maternity ward. Work to modernise Good Hope Hospital’s Ward Five began in September, and

Shopping centre ride for Bentley

When a shopping centre was voted one of the most disabled-friendly in the region, Sutton Coldfield Observer feature writer Ben Bentley had to go to find out why.Jumping into a motorised buggy, he braved the sniggers to find out about

News in brief

The South Wales Argus has launched a Young and Positive Award aimed at highlighting goodnews about teenagers in its circulation area.A £500 cash prize, donated by sponsors Consignia, is on offer for the mostoustanding example of a young and positive

News in brief

Sports journalist Justin Allen is joining the Daily Star as page editor and writer after two yearswith the Evening Argus in Brighton.Justin, (24), had previously worked for BBC Radio Kent and Kent Messenger Group title, the East Kent Mercury, where

Singing with Sven, thanks to the Observer

Exposure in the Sutton Coldfield Observer has led an England football fan’s song to come in for praise by team manager Sven-Goran Eriksson. Doug O’Brien was featured in the Observer in March in his search for a record deal to

Tera boosts subbing skillsat CIN

Central Independent Newspapers has successfully converted editorial production to Tera’s GN3 page make-up system. The changes have been brought in at a time when the company has been producing some of the biggest papers in its history. Just four weeks

Tera sparks changes in the Midlands

Readers of the Lichfield Mercury are noticing changes to the design of their paper – as a result of Central Independent’s move into the world of Tera. The difference most obvious to readers will be a new typeface and a

Observer probe prompts police action

An investigation by a West Midlands weekly has resulted in an action plan to fight racist graffiti. Police and public transport chiefs have got together after the Sutton Coldfield Observer revealed a rise in activity by members of the National

Jobs to go at Central Independent Newspapers

Central Independent Newspapers, which publishes the Tamworth Herald, Lichfield Mercury, Sutton Coldfield Observer and Walsall Advertiser, is cutting jobs and some of its district offices are “likely” to close. The group, which was bought by Northcliffe Newspapers – the regional