Local Newspaper Week

This week focuses on local newspapers. Now you either love them or hate them but we must all recognise the role they play in holding public authorities to account.

A strong local press is essential to allow issues to be aired, the single voice to rise above the many and the vulnerable to be heard. Democracy is looked after by an active press.

Given the current weak Lib Dem opposition at the County Council the press is even more important to keep an eye on the executive.

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