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Photographer's magical animal snaps create new book

Western Morning News photographer Richard Austin has put together a second book of his best animal photographs. The move follows the success of his first book, Westcountry Animal Magic. Entitled More Westcountry Animal Magic, the book features more than 200

Award-winning snapper displays his work

An award-winning Western Morning News photographer is exhibiting 95 pictures from his 20-year career. The work of freelance snapper Richard Austin is being displayed at the Town Mill Galleries, Lyme Regis. Richard specialises in photographing animals and contributes to the

Pictures tell the story for busy photojournalist

A new exhibition of pictures charting 25 years of the Westcountry’s biggest news stories opens today. It showcases the work of photojournalist Richard Lappas, whose photographs have appeared in newspapers across the south-west, as well as the nationals, during his

Photographer's 'Grim Reaper' scoops award

A former Western Morning News photographer has been named Canon Photojournalist of the Year 2002. Simon Burt won the title at the British Environment and Media Awards held at Vinopolis in London. Simon, (42), worked at the Western Morning News

Top prize for best portfolio

Photographer Paul Nicholls of the Gloucester Citizen has been awarded a top prize, beating competition from fellow professionals in the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire area. The fifth Geoff Benger Memorial Awards were held in Bristol, where Paul picked up the trophy

Tribute to a larger-than-life character

Former picture editor of the Nottingham Evening Post, Bill Greenhough, has died suddenly, aged 49. He was found at his home in Draycott, Derbyshire, by friends on Tuesday morning. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances. Bill, best-known in the

Richard recovering after close call with a rollercoaster

A press photographer injured by a passing rollercoaster as he took pictures at an adventure park is recovering after hospital treatment. Western Morning News man Richard Austin suffered a gash to his head in the incident at Crealy Adventure Park.

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