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Read nothing about it!

When was the last time you read your local paper?

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Has the local rag had its day?

Traditionally, local newspapers have reported the decisions of local authorities and how justice is administered in the courts.

But the role of holding to account public bodies is threatened by the closure of many local newspapers - last year alone more than 70 papers folded.

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has been investigating what this decline means for grassroots democracy. John Beesley has this report.



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John Beesley's report on local newspapers




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