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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

News in brief

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

Matt's got a diamond white smile

A visit to the dentist for the first time in a decade for The West Briton’s coffee-loving reporter Matt Dixon revealed that his “pearly whites” weren’t all that bright. Bear in mind that black coffee is one of my small

£4m newspaper office plans unveiled

Cornwall and Devon Media Ltd has unveiled plans for a new £4m headquarters. The company, which produces the Cornish Guardian, the Cornishman, the West Briton and is part of the Northcliffe Group, is seeking planning permission for the proposed three-storey

Death of Cornish journalist

Cornish journalist Welby Davey, who worked at The West Briton for more than 40 years, has died aged 90. He began his journalism career at the newspaper straight from school, starting out as a junior reporter. He later became a

Journalist celebrates 40 years service

A journalist who has worked for The West Briton and sister paper the Cornish Guardian for 40 years has had his stalwart service recognised. During his years on the Cornish papers, many as a motor writer, Nigel Salmon has reported

Driving skills put to the test

West Briton reporter Mark Binnersley, an experienced HGV driver, took a look at the work of the Cornwall Advanced Motorists’ Group and under the expert eye of group secretary Diana Smeath, put his skills tothe test. “Do you think that

Journalist Jerry's Tombstone trips

Journalist Jerry Clarke has been appointed the official tour guide for Tombstone, Arizona, even though he lives and works in Cornwall! The West Briton writer has established a link between Britain’s old tin-mining centre and the town that was caught

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

News in brief

A new men’s magazine Code hit the news stands this week with former West Briton leisure editor Nigel Pengelly at the helm.The project has created 10 jobs and editor Nigel describes the magazine as a publication for the “informed man

It's a pantomime for Cornish papers!

Cornwall and Devon Media has stepped forward to sponsor a Truro pantomime this Christmas. The company, which publishes The West Briton, The Cornishman and The Cornish Guardian, will bring Aladdin to the stage in a production at the Hall For

Cornishman writer mourned

Ruth Dunn, a village correspondent for The Cornishman and the West Briton, has died aged 90 after almost 40 years in her role. She always had a flair for writing and received prizes for it while still at school. Ruth