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Chris Bullivant junior has become managing director of family-owned Observer Standard Newspapers, succeeding his mother Pat. The 35-year-old has previously held various roles within the company, which publishes titles such as the Worcester Standard, Bromsgrove Standard and Stratford Observer. Pat

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Weekly's 'super' bid to help raise £2m

South West title is backing major appeal to raise cash for new children’s health facilities

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Plus: Mercury staff rub shoulders with one of the most feared women on TV – and more news in brief

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East Anglian tutor steps down, plus more regional press news in brief

Reporter Paul uses pedal power for Indian dream

Weston & Somerset Mercury reporter Paul Burton has helped to raise more than £7,000 for charity after completing a mammoth bike ride across the Indian state of Rajastan. The 20-year-old completed the 500km ride, through colourful cities, national park and

Weston weekly names and shames ASBO yobs

The Weston & Somerset Mercury has responded to the increasing number of Anti-Social Behaviour Orders being imposed in the town by naming and shaming local troublemakers. The paper published pictures of seven people with ASBOs in Weston on its front

Daredevil Kelly jumps off a cliff

Weston & Somerset Mercury journalist Kelly Crane has had an eventful few weeks, after taking part in two all-action charity events – and winning a prestigious award. The deputy news editor was named Best News Journalist on a Paid-for Weekly

Female reporters carry alarms after town's sex attacks

Women reporters at the Weston & Somerset Mercury have been issued with personal attack alarms following a spate of sex attacks in the town. The attacker has been linked to six incidents in Weston-super-Mare during the past few weeks and

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A gang of youths descended on the offices of the Gloucester Citizen – angry over a story that had appeared in the paper.Up to 50 youngsters demanded a meeting with reporters, upset they had been cast in the stereotypical roles

Death of former editor

Former Weston & Somerset Mercury editor John Bailey has died. He was 92. He had spent more than 50 years at the newspaper when he retired in 1980, and had started out as a teenager, taking adverts at the front

Mercury gets a birthday makeover

The Weston & Somerset Mercury is celebrating its 160th anniversary with the unveiling of a new look. Launched as The Westonian on April 1, 1843, the weekly title now has a new masthead, with its familiar red banner being ditched

Ground Force team revisit Mercury's tribute to Jill

Members of the Ground Force team have revisited a memorial garden for murdered TV presenter Jill Dando – who began her career at the Weston & Somerset Mercury. The paper’s managing editor, Judi Kisiel, joined TV gardeners Tommy Walsh and