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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

Industry honour for regional publisher

The company that produces four Westcountry daily newspapers has been awarded a top printing honour. Westcountry Publications’ print division, Westcountry Design and Print, has gained membership of the International Newspaper Colour Quality Club run by publishing industry organisation IFRA. The

News in brief

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

News in brief

Former journalist Peter Green has won the Order of Mercy, for 50 years of charity work.He has volunteered for the National Association of Hospital and Community Friends since the 1950s. The award – the charity equivalent of the OBE –

New MD looks to the future

The new managing director of Westcountry Publications has spoken of his hopes for the future in his new role. Duncan Currall joined the publishers of the Exeter Express & Echo, Plymouth Evening Herald, Torquay Herald Express and the Western Morning

Showbiz writer celebrates

David Lowe, the showbiz writer for the Torquay Herald Express, is celebrating ten years at the helm of a BBC Radio show. The writer combines work on the paper’s Lowe Down column with his role as presenter of regional BBC’s

Torquay writer given community award

A columnist at the Torquay Herald Express has been honoured by his home town. Dick Parkes was given the Kingswear Award for his regular page about life in the parish. The award is given to anyone who has performed a

Movers and shakers in the Westcountry

Westcountry Publications Limited has appointed a new finance director. Paul Gale will take up the post, based in Devon, at the company which publishes the Western Morning News, Exeter Express & Echo, Plymouth Evening Herald and Torquay Herald Express. He

New MD at Westcountry Publications

Westcountry Publications Limited has appointed a new managing director. The company publishes the Exeter Express & Echo, Plymouth Evening Herald, Torquay Herald Express and the Western Morning News. Duncan Currall, (51), will join the company from South West Wales Publications

News in brief

A reunion to mark the tenth anniversary of the closure of the Birmingham Daily News attracted 25 people from all corners of the UK.The event, held in Birmingham, had been delayed due to the foot and mouth crisis and the

Counter Attack victim of its own success

The Torquay Herald Express crime campaign Counter Attack, which features a weekly ‘Rogues Gallery’, is becoming a victim of its own success. Police say criminals are staying away from business premises covered by CCTV cameras following the launch of the

News in brief

Wolves boss Dave Jones took time out from his footballing exploits to visit the headquarters of the Express & Star.The high-flying Division One boss won September’s manager of the month and joined his chief executive and commercial manager for a

New section is The Business

The Torquay Herald Express has launched a new weekly business section. The Business will carry news, features and advice from key players in South Devon’s business community, and is sponsored by local firm Francis Clark Chartered Accountants. Francis Clark senior

From trainee reporters to editors

Two journalism students from Coombeshead College in Newton Abbot have had their first taste as working newspaper editors, on a Teignmouth school newspaper. Christine Fullam and Emma Crome were invited to edit Newslink, the newspaper of Our Lady and St

Readers given chance to shape the law

Readers of the Torquay Herald Express are being offered the chance to shape the law by the Bay MP Adrian Sanders. He is handing democracy to the people by inviting them to choose a Private Member’s Bill which he hopes

Phone poll demolishes idea

A phone poll has given readers of the Torquay Herald Express a voice – and they have voted with a resounding “no” to plans to tear down Paignton’s historic Palace Theatre. The paper has been covering the saga ever since