In Your Area – a new start for local press?

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Local papers can attract ridicule at times.  The stereo-typical “Cat stuck up tree” headlines are good for a laugh – “Reading man almost wins lottery” is the most comical genuine example I can remember.  But I think the local press is a really important part of the community, keeping us informed, entertained and providing some scrutiny over local councils and institutions.  Last week saw the relaunch of GetReading, the former Reading Post, or former former Evening Post, as In Your Area.  Recent years have certainly seen a significant shake-up in the newspaper industry, local papers especially, and this latest initiative, with Reading as a guinea pig, is a nationally significant development.  Here are my observations.

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In Your Area – a new start for local press?

Britain’s Best City (or Town) Revealed!

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Britain has hundreds of cities (and towns), but which is the best one?  I commissioned an in-depth study to find out.  Today I’m delighted to publish the results, and officially reveal Britain’s best city (or town)…

Happy Christmas everyone!  Thank you for your interest in my blog this year, hopefully see you again in 2018.

Sources:
https://www.consultancy.uk/news/13576/top-10-largest-music-festivals-in-the-uk
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burial_places_of_British_royalty
…and me scrolling randomly around Google maps
“Peer review” welcomed 😉

Britain’s Best City (or Town) Revealed!