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Click here for notes about contributing copy  Ken Ashton has been a journalist most of his life, working on national, evening and local newspapers; he’s been a sports writer, covering major events, won press awards and even found time to be mayor of Prestatyn. He took a change of direction in 1990 and became a […]

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What we did in the holidays

Nextmonth will mark two years (apart from a necessary obit) since the last editionof this website. Duringthat last year there had been more than three million hits on the site and soit was probably not surprising that one or two people noticed, and caringlywrote to check that all was well on the sunshine island of […]

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Issue # 225

We are taking an extended break at Palazzo Ranter.  In the meantime, we can still accept copy. So please get typing   This Week We are breaking up for the hols today (spend too much time with the Hackademics, and it’s catching) so, first… a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year […]

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Issue 224

This Week We’re breaking up for the hols next week, so if you have any Christmas stories, please file them now. (Otherwise, we might break up a week early…) If you need to be reminded when service is resumed, please use the box on the right to register. If you are changing your email address, […]

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Issue # 223

This Week We all know the feeling. You’re watching TV or a movie and see somebody portraying a newspaperman and you think: ‘That’s not how we do it. We don’t behave like that. We don’t act like that. We don’t talk like that…’ Then you watch live news coverage of a government inquiry, where a […]

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Issue # 222

This Week We start with the Leveson Inquiry on the grounds that it’s still too new to have become boring (but it will, Oscar; it will). The thing is that it could in theory produce at least one good story a day for its entire run, and it could be of constant interest to the […]

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Issue # 221

This Week A funny old week, in which the Daily Mirror apologised in a Page 2 correction (they’re all getting in to this idea) for a mistake in referring to the, er… oh yes… to the Daily Mirror. They got the quote wrong. Well, it happens, I guess. At least, it happens in the modern […]

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Issue # 220

This Week We’ll get round to the Leveson Inquiry in a minute; we don’t want to appear preoccupied with the thing. The important news is that Tabloid, the movie based on (but not giving credit to) Tony Delano’s brilliant book,Joyce McKinney and the Case of the Manacled Mormon goes on general release next week. Apparently […]

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Issue # 215

This Week We start with a special offer… Most readers of this website have fond memories of World’s Press News. Dozens of you have written of the days when it was required reading – and often urgent reading, because that’s where the jobs were and you needed to get off the mark quickly if you […]