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No monopoly for rival city weeklies

Proof that neither of two rival weeklies have a monopoly on the city they serve has arrived in board game form.

The newly-released Milton Keynes edition of Monopoly features both of its free newspapers, the Citizen and the News, as spaces on the board.

While the Johnston Press-owned Milton Keynes Citizen is a ‘Community Chest’ square, Local World’s MK News has been given the place held by Fleet Street on the traditional London version of the game.

The latest edition of the classic game, in which players compete to buy property within a given city, went on sale on Friday.

MK monopoly

Reporting the announcement on its MKWeb website, MK News wrote: “MK News and MKWeb will be appearing on the coveted Fleet Street spot – showing we’re top for journalism in Milton Keynes!”

The Citizen also mentioned its own inclusion in a piece for its website.

Earlier this month the Kentish Gazette reported on the Canterbury edition of Monopoly’s erroneous inclusion of a picture of Rochester Castle, around 30 miles away from the city.

The Gazette itself holds the much sought-after Fleet Street space on the same version.

In October 2013 the same square was given to Wolverhampton’s Express & Star on the city’s edition of the game.

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  • October 27, 2014 at 10:41 am

    The Lincolnshire Echo was also given the Fleet Street square in the Lincoln version of the game.

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