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.”