The Citizen's Love Sofa hits the town as Gloucester gets romance ready
THE Citizen was spreading the love in Gloucester yesterday.
Our love sofa hit the town in the run up to Valentine's Day and readers were loving their Citizen at our special stall at the city's farmers' market.
Couples took to the sofa at King's Walk shopping centre to pose for the camera and to tell their happily-ever-after tales.
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For Paul Cooke and Millie Mbaeva, from Gloucester, it was a night out which brought them together.
He said: "I was the doorman at the club that she was at and I asked her out.
"I have a surprise planned for Valentine's Day."
Heart FM presenters also turned up to share the love.
Breakfast show presenter Warren Moore said: "Its a fantastic idea. The Citizen always do a great job and they even take on idiots like me to write a column for the Monday editions."
The theme continued at the farmers' market where shoppers were treated to a free bag of onions with the newspaper.
Tony Lewis, from the Forest of Dean, said: "We are local people, this is the local paper, we read it for the local news. It's great."
Citizen Editor Ian Mean said: "It was great to see so many Citizen readers getting into the spirit of Valentine’s Day on our very own “love sofa” in King’s Walk shopping centre yesterday.
"It was brilliant to see so many of our readers ready and willing to express their love on the sofa.
"Yes, perhaps it was a daft idea. But why not let wives, husbands, partners and youngsters, express their love for each other?"