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Martyn Smith: Reporter's profile
I live in Stourbridge with my partner and two children, a dog, a cat and a constantly changing number of fish.
I work as a journalist at the News Group in Stourbridge with responsibility for the Dudley News, having recently moved on a football-style free transfer after nearly nine years on the Stourbridge News.
I always wanted to be a reporter and it took something special to divert me from my goal, a chance to pursue my other passion – music. When the chance came to become a guitar technician and tour the world with rock bands I couldn’t resist. I spent about 15 years doing that, meeting amazing people, making fantastic friends and playing a part in some breath-taking gigs.
This blog is about my charity bike ride with Warren Evans from John O’Groats to Land’s End; please make a donation at www.justgiving.com/Warren-Evans1