"Every morning I go through the nationals' websites and type in 'Oldham'," Philip Hirst told Martin Wainwright.
How long does that take I wonder?
Why not set up a Google News alert? Or an RSS feed based on a Yahoo! search? All those Oldham stories will come to you, Mr Hirst, bringing you more stories from more sources as soon as they are published. It's all in our three-minute introduction to RSS.
Story is accompanied by heart-rending detail about fascinated passers-by watching the Chronicle's presses pounding away: "extractor fans still pump the intoxicating smell of printers' ink into central Oldham".
I bet that still doesn't smell anywhere near as intoxicating as a hot PowerBook, but that's another story...
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