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Tributes paid to reporter Vicky

Former West Briton journalist who suffered from Huntington’s Disease has died aged 47

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Archant South West chief photographer Simon Horn has been awarded the Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain after submitting his work.Simon said: “The portfolio took around three years to put together and contained photographs chosen to demonstrate

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The Cheddar Valley Gazette is getting into the spirit of its 50th anniversary this year by offering an unusual service to readers…It is giving them the chance to find out what was going on on the day they were born,

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The Cornishman’s new sports editor is Matt Dixon.He began his career seven years ago with the Cornish Guardian before moving to the West Briton, where he has been for the past six years, becoming deputy sports editor there in 1999.

£6.5m press deal to bring full colour to the Westcountry

A major development at Northcliffe Newspapers’ press centre in Plymouth will see it treble its colour production capacity. The move follows a £6.5m deal with press manufactuer Goss. When the upgrade is completed later this year the maximum colour capacity

Cornish papers move into £4m development

Cornwall and Devon Media has made its move to purpose built offices at the £4m riverside City Wharf in Truro. The modern offices will provide state-of-the-art accommodation for around 150 staff of the West Briton, the Cornishman and Cornish Guardian,

Editor's retirement move prompts changes to weeklies

A reshuffle of senior staff at sister Northcliffe weeklies in the Westcountry has been prompted by the impending retirement of the West Briton’s John Pearn. John (right) has edited the title since 1996 and is to leave at the end

Carolyn braves the big top heights

West Briton news editor Carolyn Thomas reached new heights when she was packed off to the circus to learn the skill of a trapeze artist. Dressed in a glittering turquoise costume, Carolyn was hoisted high into the roof of the

Award-winning journalist has died

Award-winning regional journalist and broadcaster Jerry Clarke has died at his home in Redruth after suffering a stroke on a trip to America. He was 64. Jerry began his journalism career on the West Briton at Truro before working for

Soaring Hawk flight realises ambition for reporter Mark

West Briton reporter Mark Binnersley had the time of his life when he had the chance to go on a training flight with the Hawk unit of RNAS Culdrose. The Hawks, which are the same aircraft as the aerobatic Red

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The story of a Malmesbury man who named and shamed his rebel children on a community website brought a huge increase in new users to This is Wiltshire.The story of single parent Dave Forward and his two children, picked up

Journalists put their best oars forward for charity gig

A team of Cornish journalists found themselves rowing for their lives – and their self-respect – when they took part in a charity gig race. Staff from the Cornish Guardian and West Briton joined together in a bid to show

Double dip to mark 65th

A former West Briton reporter has celebrated his 65th birthday by running coast-to-coast across Cornwall. John Hosken also worked on the Western Morning News and Daily Herald in Fleet Street before joining the BBC, where he became industrial correspondent. He