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.