The ability to do that effectively is lessening all the time with every round of job cuts. That's not a good thing, regardless of whether you support, or read, your local rag.
Who ever is running the Donny account at the moment. Enjoyed the Italian restaurant story.
Do they still print stories about boys football? I used to love it if I got a mention in the local rag.
The third pic down in this story about the storm made me laugh:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42256808
Local BBC networks will feel the loss. They still have a tendency to lift stuff straight out of the local rag, often without credit.The better local newspapers (and there are still some very good ones) do a decent job of holding local decision-makers to account. The ability to do that effectively is lessening all the time with every round of job cuts. That's not a good thing, regardless of whether you support, or read, your local rag.
Interestingly, and presumably for the reasons you mention, the BBC has announced that they are funding reporters for the local press.https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/pioneering-bbc-project-secures-two-democracy-reporters-for-northants-telegraph-and-sister-titles-in-county-1-8280296
We'll eat again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll eat again some sunny day.