Meetings and volunteers

We meet every Tuesday at 19:00 (7pm) at The Works People.
Feel free to come along unannounced, or email a Section Editor below or find us on Facebook

Looking to advertise with us?

Contact our sales team
Jon Dunham, Sales Director, and Katy Kiteley, Sales Manager, through [email protected]

Looking to write for us?

You can send articles and ideas straight to our section editors,
if you know which section you’re aiming for:

News editor Hugh Sullivan
[email protected]

Community editor Rod Webb
[email protected]

Politics editor Alan Bolwell
[email protected]

Satire editor Colin Gibson, Bird Guano & Lobbytroll
[email protected]

Features editor Poppy Prescott
[email protected]

Reviews editor Colin Gibson
[email protected]

Arts editor Merlin Pendragon 
[email protected]

Literature editor Pete Donohue
[email protected]

Food editors Hattie Ellis and Pasha Milburn
[email protected]

Health and environment editors Susan McFie & Dave Young
[email protected]

Business editor Steve Brown
[email protected]

Sport editor Hugh Sullivan
[email protected]

Want your event in our listings?
Contact Nadine Hayward & Jon Dunham

[email protected]

Please forward any photographs you have to the relevant
section editor or to our designer Michelle Shakesby

[email protected]

Still not sure who to contact, email
[email protected]

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