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Former reporter Lucy Millard starts new job at Beaumond House after 40 years at the Newark Advertiser

Please excuse the indulgence, but after many years of writing about other people’s lives, I have been asked to write about mine.

I joined the Advertiser as a reporter 40 years ago. When I started, the newsroom was a noisy place with the constant clatter of typewriters and endless ringing of telephones.

The paper has always prided itself on moving with the times and so it was not long before computers replaced our clattering keys, emails became an essential way of communicating, digital cameras replaced the photographers’ darkroom, and colour pictures became the norm.

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