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New paper pledges to ‘campaign vigorously’ for patch as it officially launches

A new newspaper founded by a former regional editor has vowed to “campaign vigorously” for its patch after officially launching.

HTFP reported last month how Sue Briggs, who edited the Knutsford Guardian between 1994 and 2009, was set to produce The Paper for Bunbury, serving the Cheshire village where she lives.

The first edition of the paper came out on Friday, and it will continue to be distributed for free every month from now on.

In a welcoming front page editorial, Sue told readers that “a lot of faith”, “hard work” and “passion” had gone into its making.


She wrote: “That’s what local journalism is about. We care about Bunbury. How it looks. How it thinks and how it feels. That’s why we are here, working among you.

“The Paper will be here for the people who matter most; our readers. It’s also here to help the businesses of our advertisers, who, let’s be honest, have made it happen by supporting us financially. Please support them when you can.

“The Paper will fight to safeguard the very things we all treasure most. It will campaign vigorously when tought action is needed. And it will strive to ensure your hard-earned money is spent wisely by Cheshire East Council. It will never sit on fences.

“One thing it won’t be is boring. For a little paper, it will have big ideas. If we get it wrong, do tell us. But tell us too when we get it right. We want you to care because we care.”


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  • March 26, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    Obviously this isn’t going to be a newspaper in the sense of breaking news as it is a monthly. The “news” will be too stale.
    But it could succeed if it can do some in-depth exclusives. Any new paper is welcome and good luck to all on it.

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  • March 26, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    I was always taught that a story ain’t old until it’s been told. And given the state of local media today it will have nothing to fear on that front.

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