Here’s my latest salute to six pieces of journalism from the regional press which have caught my eye the last week or so.
- An amazing first-person piece in the Liverpool Echo from a woman who was battered by her partner sent an email to herself in case he murdered her
- A crime report from the Express and Star in Wolverhampton about a hapless robber who was tracked down by police with ease due to several distinguishing features visible on the CCTV images of his crime
- One of the most bizarre stories I have ever read, about a man who took a swinging festival to court after he was refused entry because his references did not check out (Exeter Express and Star)
- A popular headteacher at a successful school in Sussex has resigned out of desparation over Ofsted targets and forced academisation. In-depth coverage from the increasingly impressive Argus in Brighton
- A dog is on death row in Liverpool after eating its owner (The Echo)
- Some hard-hitting editorial comment from an exemplar of an editor who goes to bat for his readers. Kevin Ward at the South Wales Argus on how steel has been let down by government after government.
Watch me talk about these and other stories with Mike Mendoza on Latest TV (Brighton) below.