IN one of my previous ‘50 Years in Newspapers’ columns I referred to the time I spent in South Africa where I co-wrote Rob Andrews’ World Cup Diary in 1991. I returned to South Africa the following year soon after the ANC came to power, a hugely significant time for the country which led to great expectations by the population that they could look forward to decent living conditions and more employment opportunities.
FORMER Mayor Owen Lovell has questioned the decision to have two cash dispensing machines close together at the bottom of the town. He raised the issue at last week’s full meeting of Lyme Regis Town Council, reminding members that two ATMS were to be installed at the head of the Marine Parade and on Bell Cliff just yards apart. He also pointed out that a third ATM was to be placed inside Fordhams ironmongers shop at the bottom of Broad Street, in close proximity to the other two.
ALL old journalists remember the best stories they covered during their careers. Two of mine were plane crashes – one in Crewkerne in 1968 and the other near Ottery St Mary in 1980. I remember the first one in 1968 – because I lost my notebook! At the time I was working for the Express & Echo in Exeter. I was covering a job in Whimple and phoning my copy in when the news editor came on the line and asked how long it would take me to get to Crewkerne.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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