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Weekly recreates iconic Kinnock front page

A weekly newspaper has recreated one of the most iconic front pages in recent history for a campaign to save local services.

The Kent and Sussex Courier is protesting over the gradual run-down of public services in Crowborough, Sussex, which has seen its ambulance station, police station, recycling centre and day care centre all close.

Now it has published a front page highlighting the issue inspired by The Sun’s 1992 ‘lightbulb’ front page warning against a vote for Neil Kinnock.

“You could say we had a lightbulb moment,” editor Roger Kasper told HTFP.

Roger worked closely with chief reporter Craig Saunders and designer Alex Leys to produce the iconic front.

“It’s a brilliant front page which will turn heads as readers pass the newsstand, and also gets across a serious message in a very dramatic way,” he said.

“These type of stories can be very dry and you can end up running pictures of empty buildings, which is not very eye-catching.

“Luckily, after a brainstorm with staff, we had this lightbulb moment. I think it’s brilliant.”