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Issue # 168

This Week You’ll be sick of hearing, by now, that it’s the 50th anniversary next week of the closure of the News Chronicle and the London evening Star. But there are two other significant closure dates that were overlooked in all that excitement. The Empire News (founded 1884 as The Umpire, a Manchester-based Sunday ‘sporting, […]

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Issue # 167

This Week Attentive readers will be more than aware that this month marks the 50th anniversary of the demise of the News Chronicle. It is also, inevitably, the 50th anniversary of the closure of London’s then third evening paper, the Star. And across the years the date has been marked by reunions of editorial staff. […]

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Issue # 166

  This Week We gave old News Chronicle hands early warning, as long ago as August, that there’s to be a reunion this month to mark the 50th anniversary of the day the paper folded. It’s £25 a head for lunch, and has been partly subsidised by a raffle of old Chron memorabilia they held […]