Toby Porter

Toby set up his first paper in Edinburgh in 1985 with no training other than student magazines, then came down to London to become a reporter. He spent most of his time working in news with the Kentish Times series and the Harrow Observer with stints on the Daily Mail, Today and The Times.

He also edited the Barnet Press, and spent 14 years as sports editor of the South London Press before becoming its chief reporter. He’s worked on a farm, as a builder, restored antiques, made doormats and has a degree in philosophy.