The Loughborough Echo found itself a new audience when a reader took it to the masses in the capital.
Seema Bakewell took the Trinity Mirror weekly to Trafalgar Square to read it out aloud to any receptive passers-by as part of Anthony Gormley’s arts project One and Other.
The scheme, which runs for 100 days until 14 October, allows people to stand on the Square’s famous Fourth Plinth and do whatever they like in a 60-minute slot, giving a grand total of 2,400 people a moment in the spotlight.
The 64-year-old from Loughborough read out some stories from the Echo, including one about her, then did an interview with the paper from the plinth.
Reporter Amy Watkins, who carried out the interview, said: “It was a strange experience interviewing someone while I watched them live over the internet. She’d suggested she might do something with the Echo but it was still a surprise to watch, it was pretty exciting.
“There seem to be quite a few people doing it from Loughborough so we’ll have to wait and see what the next person does!”