FORMER High Wycombe Mayor Julie Pritchard shocked BFP health correspondent Lawrence Dunhill this afternoon with a surprise appearance to mark him leaving.

Lawrence, who has been at the paper three and a half years, impressed at the interview after coming up with a story about the ex-Mayor suggesting her name for a block of flats.

Julie turned up today at BFP towers to wish Lawrence well before he departs for the Lancashire Telegraph in Blackburn.

She said she had “no hard feelings” about the story.