The Longest Day: Our celebration video

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IT was our Longest Day – and it’s celebrated in a special video.

The film shows a day in the life of The News and the communities it serves. Staff juggled packing for the move to a new home with producing the stories and pictures for the website and for today’s paper.

The Longest Day

The Longest Day

Clips of many of those events are included in the film as well as contributions by readers who helped us show the rich variety of life around the area.

From the christening of a ship to the finishing of an art project, from the visit of a Government minister to an appearance by Katie Price, all are included in the video.

It was one of many produced by Johnston Press newspapers around the country to mark June 21 – the longest day of the year – in celebration of our Summer of Love campaign, launched to try to reflect a new mood of optimism, create a renewed sense of confidence, celebrate what’s great about local life and boost business across our communities. Editor Mark Waldron said: ‘The video is a great celebration of day-to-day life in this area.’