We’ll keep the good news flowing in 2012

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The start of the year is a time to look forward with hope and expectations – and as much resolution as can be mustered – and our stories today on the opportunities facing the Portsmouth area in 2012 shows that we should have plenty of chances to give good news a good show in The News.

As I’ve said before, bad news is always there and needs to be reported, so our main task is finding the happier stories.

And there’s nothing better than good news coming out of bad and, with that in mind, as I flicked through our front page review of the year last Friday, I concluded that my favourite from the hundreds I was involved in last year was the one above.

Having reported how a scrap metal thief had stolen six-year-old Aston Muff’s walking frame, we then told how he had got a new one thanks to the generosity of News readers.

It was a truly ‘feel-good’ story and we shall be aiming to bring you plenty more in 2012.

A happy New Year to all our readers!