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Issue #38

Ranters’ promotions TWO exclusive readers’ offers this week (we may not make a habit of doing this). Former Manchester freelance Peter Reece shares the secrets of his personal pension plan which appears – and we can say no more than this – to be a potential earner and an interesting and rewarding way to enjoy […]

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Issue #37

Scoops We have scoops about scoops today: how we made them. At last it can be told. Geoffrey Seed recalls the scoop splash spy story for a monthly community newspaper (circulation 1,300) that dragged in the heavy mob from The Street for a Chapman Pincher follow-up. Stanley Blenkinsop, who was northern news editor from1969-86, reveals […]

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Issue #35

Life on the streets This reporter happens to believe that the beginning of the end of journalism as we knew it was when newspapers stopped competing with television and started competing with TV Times. The power held by producers of Coronation Street and Eastenders was immense and the journalistic rivalry in chasing after the ‘secrets’ […]