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My local newspaper days

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Saturday 13th September 2014

Back in the mists of time I started my journalistic career as a Mirror Group Newspapers trainee in Plymouth. After eight weeks training – holed up in an unglamorous Portakabin learning the rudiments of news reporting, shorthand, law and local government – we were flung out to work on weekly newspapers across Devon and Cornwall. Fiona Millar and Alastair Campbell were sent to the Tavistock Times, my great friend Marion ...keep reading

That John Lewis Christmas ad – and interviewing Morrissey

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 13th November 2011

It seems another world now but my first job in journalism was as a reporter for a small weekly newspaper in the West Country. Golden weddings, flower shows, parish councils, you name it, the news team had to turn the comings and goings of country life into scintillating copy. Well, do our best, anyway. After two years I escaped to London and became a feature writer on a women’s magazine. ...keep reading

Sam Cam’s shoes

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 6th September 2011

Samantha Cameron always looks stylish, even when she’s watching the Highland Games at Braemar. She has glossy hair that’s never out of place, a high-flying career at Smythson and has transformed Number Ten into a house that looks straight out of The World of Interiors. Now, if that wasn’t enough, she’s proved she really is Superwoman. Striding along the pavement on a mile-long walk from Downing Street in aid of ...keep reading