I was the Greece and Eastern Mediterranean Correspondent for the Birmingham Evening Mail from 1978 to 1980 covering all the major events in Greece during that time period.
The newspaper owned by The Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. at the time was the largest in the country outside London with a circulation approaching 350,000 and readership of one million.
It had 10 editions a day between 10:30 a.m. and about 5 p.m.
The newspaper had 40 Foreign Correspondents then on a freelance basis and my boss was B. T. Bangsberg who was Foreign Editor and his foreign news section had the theme "Around the World, Around the Clock."
I filed my stories with a telex machine from the United Press International office in Athens headed by John Rigos.
BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL
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