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Editor stranded by floods spends night in his car

Western Morning News editor Alan Qualtrough has told how he was forced to spend the night in his car after becoming one of the thousands of motorists stranded by floods. Alan had been on his way from Plymouth to Whaley

News in brief

Archant has been assessing the results of its latest company survey, which almost half the workforce completed, a figure up from 45 per cent last year.Although overall satisfaction levels were down, most staff were positive about the work they did

News in brief

Only one in three Daily Post readers backed the outspoken North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom in a phone poll organised by the paper.He has been under attack recently after ordering a crackdown on speeding motorists, his stance on drugs

It's spring again, we'll bring again… daffs from Cornwall?

Reporter Gillian Robertson, of the Western Morning News, has enjoyed a seasonal assignment – she’s been out picking daffodils to send to market… “I’ll be surprised if you can do a hundred an hour,” said Carol, my supervisor. Well that

South West awards shortlist

Three newspapers are in the running for the title of Regional Daily Newspaper of the Year in the BT West of England Press and Broadcast Awards. The Bristol Evening Post, the Western Daily Press and the Western Morning News make

Bridge victory for two dailies

Two daily newspapers are celebrating “people power” victory in their battles to save motorists from paying extra money for using a local bridge. The Plymouth Evening Herald and the Western Morning News both launched campaigns after it was proposed that

Clever Trevor scoopscoveted prize

The wildlife expert who founded a newspaper’s Millennium Havens Project to safeguard natural habitats, has won the coveted David Bellamy Award from the British Naturalists’ Association. The accolade was a reward for a lifetime of conservation work by Trevor Beer,

Press Gazette award winners

Winners of the Press Gazette Regional Press Awards have received their prizes from former Coventry Evening Telegraph journalist Dermot Murnaghan – who now presents ITV’s nightly news. The top prize of Newspaper of the Year, sponsored by National Savings, was

West of England award winners

Daily Newspaper of the Year:Winner: Western Morning NewsHighly Commended: Evening Post, Bristol and Western Daily Press The Plymouth-based Western Morning News won the coveted Daily Newspaper of the Year category for the first time after being a runner up three

West of England winners revealed

The Plymouth-based Western Morning News has won the coveted 1999 BT West of England Daily Newspaper of the Year category for the first time after being a runner-up three times in the previous four years. Barrie Williams, editor of the