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Dare devil snapper celebrates birthday in style

Torquay-based freelance photographer Chris Woodman decided to celebrate his 60th birthday in style by jumping out of an aeroplane for charity. The 12,000ft skydive was an attempt to raise funds for the Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust, a national charity taking

'Call of faith' features editor embarks on Christian journey

After 21 years as a full-time journalist in South Devon, Nick Pannell left his job at the Torquay Herald Express to follow a call of faith. The next two years will see him study social work at Exeter University towards

Regional staff set for D-Day anniversary trip

Regional press staff from around the country are set to travel to Normandy next week to cover events taking place to mark the 60th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Dozens of newspapers are planning to send reporters and photographers out

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Drug dealers in Plymouth have been warned that the police are on their tail – thanks to the catch-a-rat campaign.More than 1,000 Catch a Rat campaign posters have been distributed with The Extra, a free weekly newspaper in the city.

Journalist John turns judge for the day

It seems everyone is searching for the next singing sensation… And in South Devon, local radio station Gemini FM is trying to unearth its own talent, with the Torquay Herald Express’ very own showbiz writer John Clamp as one of

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The Newham recorder has been honoured for its tireless work for the community.Awards were given to particular supporters of Community Links at the organisation’s 25th anniversary, which included the Newham, Docklands and City Recorder. Some 5,000 glass negatives taken by

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A special part of Broadland nature reserve in Norfolk has been named after Michael Seago, a former Eastern Daily Press wildlife correspondent who died in 1999.The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has named the area ‘Seago’s Marsh’ after

Paul gets naked in the newsroom!

Torquay Herald Express reporter Paul James has proven he will go to any length in the name of charity – even stripping off in the newsroom. Crime reporter Paul was dragged from his desk and ordered to strip for the