Editor of the soaraway Mansfield Chad retires after 36 years

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The editor of one of the biggest paid-for local newspapers in the country – the Mansfield Chad – is to step down after 36 years in charge of the title.

Jeremy Plews first took charge of the Mansfield Chronicle Advertiser at the age of 28, Holdthefrontpage reports.

He said: “It may sound cheesey, but there is no question about the best aspect of the job over the years – being able to give a first break to so many youngsters, and the satisfaction gained from seeing many of them go on to success elsewhere.”

Deputy editor fo the Worksop Guardian Tracy Powell is to be the next editor of the Chad.

The Chad has rapidly grown its circulation in recent years, from 32,000 a decade ago to 44,639 in the latest set of regional newspaper ABCs. Like most papers it was down year-on-year in the last set of ABC figures.

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