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Issue # 210

This Week There will be no Ranters next week, as the entire editorial team takes a break. But we can of course accept copy during the shutdown (please use a new and unique subject line when you write, as you used to do for catchlines). If you are likely to suffer from withdrawal systems, feel […]

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Issue # 209

This week The News of the Screws saga isn’t going to go away, so what would Harry Procter – legendary [sic] ace red-top reporter in our (and my dad’s) day – have made of it all? His daughter Val Lewis – she married Lynn Lewis and, like most of Harry’s family, worked for John Rodgers’ […]

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Issue # 208

This Week There was a time (predominantly the 60s and 70s) when it would have been unusual to have entered any newspaper pub (certainly in the north of England) without being regaled by stories of the most recent escapades of reporter Gilbert Johnson. He died last week, aged 81, after working on the South Yorkshire […]

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Issue # 208

This Week There was a time (predominantly the 60s and 70s) when it would have been unusual to have entered any newspaper pub (certainly in the north of England) without being regaled by stories of the most recent escapades of reporter Gilbert Johnson. He died last week, aged 81, after working on the South Yorkshire […]