Linvoy’s looking forward to his new role as editor

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POMPEY legend Linvoy Primus is taking on a new role – he’s going to be editor of The News for a day.

The star will choose some of the stories that appear in paper next Thursday and come up with some of his own ideas for the paper as part of next week’s Local Newspaper Week.

The week-long event will showcase how local newspapers across the country help communities to mark national events like the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

And as part of the campaign, The News has invited Linvoy to act as guest editor for the day in a bid to raise the issues he feels are important in our community.

Linvoy said: ‘I’m really looking forward to it. The more I think about it, the more ideas I have. I can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s done.’

He added: ‘It’s a great opportunity to see how the paper’s put together and see some of the difficult decisions that are made when deciding what stories to use and what to leave out. But it’s also an insight for me into how hard people work at The News

On Tuesday, we’re letting readers know exactly how The News is put together, via a live blog at

Reporters, photographers, newsdesk and sport will post details of what they are up to inside the office and when out on jobs throughout the day on Tuesday, from the first person to arrive in the morning to when the last page is sent to press.

And we’re looking forward to hearing what you consider to be the important issues in your community when The News visits a branch of Tesco near you.

We will be in the stores from midday to 2pm each day with reporters manning the stand ready to hear your news and views, which could be used for the paper.

On Monday we’ll be at Tesco, in Crasswell Street, Portsmouth.

On Tuesday we’ll be at Tesco, in Havant. On Wednesday we’re at the store at North Harbour, Portsmouth. On Thursday the trailer will be at Whiteley Tesco, and on Friday we’ll be at the store in Fareham.

Come down and have a chat with us.

Editor of The News Mark Waldron said: ‘Local Newspaper Week is a great time to remind readers exactly what we do and the difference we can make.

‘It will be great to have Linvoy in for the day bringing his own style to the paper.

‘And the live blogging day will give readers great insight into all the hard work that goes into bringing out The News every day.’