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Newspapers like ours play a vital role in community life. We produce properly-researched news that you can trust. We report on the success of local people and local businesses. We fight for you by shining a light on things that vested interests would rather keep hidden.

When our region is under stress, we are at the heart of all our communities to share vital information, tell the stories which matter and salute our heroes.

Newspapers across the world are now under threat, but we are determined to keep fighting for you and for our area. Please help us keep our community connected and informed by supporting our work with a contribution.

Vicky Angear Editor

Vicky Angear - Editor - Credit: Archant

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This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

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About PressPatron

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