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Why free speech would be the victim of Stop Funding Hate’s righteous march

THE hypocrisy of some supporters of the Stop Funding Hate campaign is startling. Do they not see that the biliousness of their own attacks on tabloid newspapers undermine their claims to be champions of a fairer society? Are they not … Continue reading

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Why it’s unwise to compare journalists of yesterday and today

I am not immune to indulging in nostalgia, as my recent lament to regional newspapers’ vanishing printing presses shows. So I will cut Pat Prentice a little slack for his tribute to his friend and colleague David Watts. It is comforting … Continue reading

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Why KFC is worth a front-page splash

Yet again, the Worcester News’s choice of story for its front page has riled the Twitterati. Yesterday’s paper revealed that another KFC takeaway, the city’s second, is to open. But our decision to splash on the story drew derision from some, … Continue reading

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Twitterati sneers as Worcester News live-blogs opening of new Aldi supermarket

THE twitterati were aflutter yesterday at a decision by the Worcester News to live-blog the opening of a new Aldi supermarket in the city. One shopper queued for several hours to be the supermarket’s first customer and win a wide-screen television. About … Continue reading

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You don’t get clicks without good words

It was inspiring to hear Sun editor Tony Gallagher talk so passionately about the job. Describing his paper’s ethos, he said: “We want to take no prisoners every day, no friends, no fear or favour.” But I was most taken by his thoughts about … Continue reading

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Why the closure of The Independent hurts journalists so much

IT is not just the fact that a national newspaper is closing that hurts so much (though that is bad enough, not least for the 150 full-time staff who face losing their jobs). The pain is particularly acute because it is … Continue reading

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We’re a big lottery winner too!

AND so, at last, we have our £33 million a winner – a real winner. Camelot, operator of the National Lottery, has confirmed that it has verified the winning ticket bought earlier this month in Worcester. Its owner is remaining anonymous, … Continue reading

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