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  • charlie
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Re: What's amusing me today
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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.

It's a disaster for local politics and will ultimately give free rein to those who don't wish to be accountable. My first job was as a cub reporter on the Northampton Chronicle & Echo. We produced three editions a day through a full time staff of around 20 journalists plus photographers and subs. Our team included an ex-Fleet St hack who was industrial correspondent and a good younger writer whose sole job was to report on council business. Today, I think it's a weekly paper with a pretty poor online presence and little if any journalistic integrity. The losers in all this are ordinary local people who no longer have a champion or a voice.

Re: What's amusing me today
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Who ever is running the Donny account at the moment. Enjoyed the Italian restaurant story.

  • donnyred
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Who ever is running the Donny account at the moment. Enjoyed the Italian restaurant story.
It's me Rich, remember we met for a drink at Oldham.

Re: What's amusing me today
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I do remember. New Year's Day and Andy was there too. 0 -0. But I know I've mentioned that on here before. 

  • jp
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Re: What's amusing me today
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Who ever is running the Donny account at the moment. Enjoyed the Italian restaurant story.

I have to say, it's gone in a direction I wasn't expecting. But I'm enjoying it too.

  • charlie
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The third pic down in this story about the storm made me laugh:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42256808

  • pantzcat
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Do they still print stories about boys football?
I used to love it if I got a mention in the local rag.


  • Loafé
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Do they still print stories about boys football?
I used to love it if I got a mention in the local rag.

"Local man caught exposing himself at boys football match"

  • charlie
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Re: What's amusing me today
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The third pic down in this story about the storm made me laugh:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42256808

Well, it's the fourth or fifth one now because they keep adding photos. Anyway, it's the one with the trampoline.

  • charlie
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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

Re: What's amusing me today
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United supporters' sense of entitlement. The may just have been beaten yesterday because, well, City are a better side.

NSFW....

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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

There's a fair bit of a back story to it, to do with the BBC and competition. Please don't think our darling BBC is doing this out of the goodness of its heart.