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Nottingham branch awards life membership

6 November 2014

Three long serving NUJ members were presented with NUJ life memberships awards at a meeting of the Nottingham NUJ branch. 

John Hess, the BBC's political correspondent in the East Midlands, Allister Craddock ex BBC and Central Television and Rod Malcolm, a freelance journalist but formerly of the Nottingham Post were presented with their certificates by John Barsby, the union's general treasurer. Chris Morley, the union's regional official also attended the event. 

John Hess started his career with the Coventry Telegraph in 1974, then moved across to the Birmingham Mail before joining the BBC.

Allister Craddock began his career in West London, joining the NUJ in 1969. He then moved to the Cambridge Evening News before joining BBC Radio Nottingham and later becoming a current affairs producer at Central Television. He recently produced the BBC Politics Show in the East Midlands for Blakeway.

Rod Malcolm began his career as a freelance journalist in Ilkeston in 1969 before moving to the Nottingham Post. Rod was one of the 28 journalists who were sacked by the Post following the strike over pay in provincial newspapers in 1978. Rod has been working as a freelance since.

John Barsby, who used to work for the BBC in Nottingham and was a member of the Nottingham branch for many years, said it was a pleasure to present the certificates to all three men.

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