The ‘oldest cub reporter’ in town!
Date published: 11 May 2012
Rochdale Online is pleased to welcome Pete Hinchliffe to their Media Team. He will cover political news and events for the organisation.
Pete is a retired nurse and former trade union convenor and has been an active member of our forums for several years. He also writes occasional restaurant and pub reviews.
Pete said: “I am delighted to have been asked to join this vibrant and dynamic team. My ‘retirement’ only lasted 358 days and it is strange to be the ‘oldest cub reporter’ in town after thirty-odd years in the NHS.
“I have always been interested in politics, journalism and the media but there is no denying that this move offers many personal challenges and I have much to learn. However, I will have a great, supportive team around me to keep me on the tracks.
“I have given many of our politicians a hard time on the forums over the years but this is a great opportunity for me to actually see them at work. Whether we are interested in politics or not, it greatly affects our daily lives and the media has a special responsibility and duty to report this.”
Rochdale Online Managing Director Pauline Journeaux said: "It is good to have someone with the life experiences that Pete has had as part of our team. His enthusiasm and knowledge of politics is going to be a great asset and I am sure our readers will very much enjoy his contributions."
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