BBC’s Local Democracy Foundation to ride to the rescue of UK hyperlocals? Maybe.

The BBC is to launch a new charity to fund local and community journalism throughout the UK. The Local Democracy Foundation will be independent of government and will be partly funded by... Read more »

Overview & Scrutiny inquiry submissions from LW & ShepwayVox

Written submissions by community investigative journalists Love Wapping and Shepway Vox to the House of Commons Communities & Local Government select committee examining the Overview & Scrutiny (O&S) functions of local authorities have... Read more »

Love Wapping joins Independent Community News Network

Love Wapping has today become one of the first members of the Independent Community News Network (ICNN), a new national network representing independent community news publications. Read more »

Justice operating unseen and unheard by public says Bar Council Chairman

Bar Council Chairman Andrew Langdon QC, writing in Counsel magazine,  laments the almost complete absence of regular court reporting in the UK that means that there is no “professional narrative” of the way in... Read more »