The general manager of a Tindle Newspapers-owned weekly has said there is “no need” for the closure of local newspapers across the country.
Caroline Attya, general manager at the Glamorgan GEM, believes better management of staff would have saved former titles now consigned to history.
Her comments come after she met Prime Minister David Cameron, pictured with her, during a recent reception for local media at 10 Downing Street.
Caroline hand-delivered a copy of her newspaper, a free weekly, to the PM during the reception.
She said: “We are owned by one of a rare breed of newspapers owners who still believe that keeping it local is the best formula.
“We still work in our own communities.
“There is no need for the downfall for many of the newspapers that have been closed, they just needed honest managers who care about their experienced and enthusiastic staff.
“I hope the GEM, a rather aptly named, if unusual title, will continue to publish in print and digital format.”
Recent weeks have seen a spate of closure announcements with the Reading Post ceasing print publication to go online-only and the Surrey Herald, Surrey Times, Woking Informer and Harrow Observer axed altogether.