Hi, I'm Nick Hudson
, the Editor of Bedworth Nub News.
I began my local news career almost half a century ago by covering the three towns of
Bedworth, Nuneaton & Atherstone for the old Observer. My first job was to collect the
immaculately-typed copy of the 'Queen of Memories' Mary Ashmore from her Longford
I reported from the sidelines as the forward-thinking Bedworth Urban District Council
was joined at the hip with neighbouring Nuneaton and worked as one authority from May
In 1983 I had the opportunity to launch the Trader weekly newspaper into Bedworth and
Nuneaton for free entrepreneur Lionel Pickering.
It would be 30 years before I returned as the press secretary to the borough's first citizen
Bob Copland whose charity fund in 2013-14 raised a record-breaking £70,000 and saw
the magnificent achievement of the opening of the Mayor's Cafe and Community
Gardens by the end of his year in office.
I'm now returning to my journalistic roots and I want you - the great people of Bedworth - to join me in making the news in your own images.
We're going back in time to resurrect a bygone golden age of local reporting - made
famous by old colleagues Mort Birch and Alan Robinson who launched the Bedworth
Echo 40 years ago and then seven years ago last week when Mort joined another former
friend and scribe Steve Evans in creating the monthly Bedworth Post.
Both papers set out to inform, entertain and fascinate with stories about the people and
places that reflect the character, flavour and rich heritage of a town steeped in history
from the Domesday Book of 1086 through hat making to ribbon weaving and most
Bedworth Nub News will hope to capture all the above while embracing the advantages
of the modern digital era where information is available 24/7 with "your town in your
The town is rooted in community spirit - something that has returned to the landscape of
the UK since the awful events of the coronavirus crisis.
And Nub News can be the perfect platform for your organisation, charity, business,
church, school, sports team - anyone in fact - to share your fantastic achievements with
We're here to get to that heart and soul of Bedworth, delivering local news and covering
national issues that impact on your doorstep.
There will always be a good read on Bedworth Nub News - because it's about you.
You can contact me with your Bedworth news by phoning 07852 490666
or by emailing [email protected]