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West Leeds Dispatch wins £112,000 Lottery award

Independent community news publisher West Leeds Dispatch has been given a huge boost after its bid for National Lottery funding…

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Salford Star to close after 15 years

The award winning Salford Star, believed to be the country’s longest running community media outlet, is set to close after…

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ICNN launches innovative Ping! beta trial in Yorkshire and London

ICNN is pleased to announce the Beta trial phase of its innovative new Ping! news delivery platform has launched. Ping!…

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‘Always a leader’ campaigner, journalist and mentor Linda Quinn –...

This obituary was written by Linda’s widower Alan Slingsby. Linda Quinn, editor of the Brixton Blog and Bugle, who died…

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South Leeds Life celebrates 10 years of publishing

South Leeds Life, a founding member of ICNN, recently celebrated its 10th year of publishing. Editor Jeremy Morton explains how…

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Welsh Government provides emergency COVID-19 relief fund to welsh hyperlocals

Independent news titles in Wales are set to benefit from government funding in a further bid to help the sector…

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UK Government still reluctant to support independent news

As happened during the first national lockdown, local restrictions threaten to undermine the already fragile sustainability of the independent news…

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The public good independent news publishers are doing needs to...

This article was previously published on the Behind Local News website If the internet and social media created the perfect…

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The Caerphilly Observer issues rallying cry to beat second lockdown

The headline of the current issue of the Caerphilly Observer reads: ‘Let’s do this’. It is, of course, referring to…

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Editor looks back on 15 years of title as bitternepark.info...

As ICNN member bitternepark.info celebrates its fifteenth birthday, editor Guy Phillips looks back on how it all started, at some…

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Independent news publishers in Scotland launch Government-backed public health campaign.

Today (20/08/20) our members in Scotland have launched a three-week advertising partnership with the Scottish Government and supported by ICNN.…

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ICNN has issued over 80 membership cards since the start...

The day the lockdown came into effect it became apparent that members of ICNN needed identification to perform their roles…

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