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50 Years in Newspapers – Part 9

The day I was shunted off the road in Joburg IN one of my previous ‘50 Years in Newspapers’ columns I referred to the time...

The Project (8)

THE reports surrounding men’s mental health continue to shock me. The Men’s Health Forum recently released an update of their stats and it paints quite...

ANOTHER VIEW… with Chris Boothroyd

The end of an innings, I’ve reached my 50 PLAYING occasional cricket long ago, I never made a half-century. Now, playing at being an occasional...

The Project (7)

WITH the arrival of World Mental Health Day last week came an email update from the team at Heads Together. They are an organisation, headed...

The Project (6)

JUST when I thought we were making some headway with reducing the stigma around mental health issues, Poundland have reignited my fears that this...

The Project (5)

AFTER the trailblazing success of Duncan Macmillan’s ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, there are so many pieces centred around depicting...

The Project (4)

‘WHY do things seem to be getting worse?’ – This is the question that I seem to be asked more than any other. In my...

The Project (3)

THE Project is a peer support network that has been set up to support young people aged from 13 to 24 with mental health...

50 Years in Newspapers – Part 8

My first plane crash and I lost my notebook! ALL old journalists remember the best stories they covered during their careers. Two of mine were plane...

The Project (2)

THE Project is a peer support network that has been set up to support young people aged from 13 to 24 with mental health...

50 Years in Newspapers – Part 7

The day I fell foul of the Hammers’ most passionate fan I GOT my first job in London in the late 1980s after five very happy years...

Lyme Matters

It was the Ken and Nigel show WITH the occasional exception, annual town meetings in Lyme are usually tame affairs. Such gatherings have to be held...

The Project (1)

THE Project is a peer support network that has been set up to support young people aged from 13 to 24 with mental health...

Lyme Matters

Michaela is back in the mayoral chair TOWN councillors will tonight choose their mayor and as predicted in this column a few weeks ago, there...

50 Years in Newspapers – Part 6

My journey from Southleigh to Soweto I OCCASIONALLY give a talk to local organisations about my 50 years in newspapers and people are always intrigued...

Lyme Matters

Good news all round for a bumper summer A DOUBLE dose of news this week will ensure that Lyme has a bumper summer season - if...

50 Years in Newspapers – Part 5

The day I took out City’s Nicky Jennings I’VE always believed that a good local newspaper has to be part of the community, supporting good...

50 Years in Newspapers – Part 4

Working with the weird and and wonderful! PEOPLE often ask me how I got into the newspaper game. This is how it happened. There was...

50 Years in Newspapers – Part 3

The day the Christmas fatstock best in show left me trouserless! ALTHOUGH I have lived surrounded by beautiful countryside for most of my life, I’ve never...

50 Years in Newspapers – Part 2

Rethinking the act of Remembrance to help today’s brave heroes ALTHOUGH I have never served in the Armed Forces, I am a big supporter of...

50 Years in Newspapers – Part 1

A ‘cool’ reception for my first ever beard . . . but I’m sticking with it! WHO’S that bearded old bloke at the top of...

Weymouth Matters

Gives a new meaning to the term collect call! JUST when you think you've pretty much seen and heard it all something like this comes...

From the editor’s chair

The George: majestic but forlorn WHEN I first started reporting on the Axminster patch, back in the day, The George Hotel was the very epicentre...

Weymouth Matters

Visit Weymouth come rain or shine FLAMING June is almost over and it has been so miserable we’d all have got more tan by locking...

Lyme Matters

At least the fashions are changing! AN interesting debate on Facebook last week over whether attempts to “change” Lyme Regis should be given greater priority....

From The Deputy Editor’s Chair

Trust in your local newspaper LAST week I finally got round to watching Spotlight, the Oscar-winning film on The Boston Globe’s special investigative team who...

Weymouth Matters

Where will Weymouth stop and Dorchester begin? WHEN I first came to Weymouth in 1980 there were loads of green spaces almost everywhere you went,...

From The Deputy Editor’s Chair

Decision time beckons on Thursday BY the time you read this we’ll only be two days away from collectively making one of the biggest decisions...

Weymouth Matters

Turns out seagulls let us off lightly in Weymouth THIS column has had a number of entries in the past about the nuisance problem posed...

Lyme Matters

THAT old chestnut about whether the people of Lyme get any real benefit from the tens of thousand of visitors that pour into our...