RIP Rotherham News

My copy of Rotherham News, the ‘free’ council rag, dropped through my letterbox yesterday. Upon opening it, on page 2 without a headline was the following notice:

“The August edition of Rotherham News is the last issue – at least for the time being. Along with all the services provided by the public sector in the current economic climate, the publication is under review. The Local Strategic Partnership will continue to look for cost-effective ways of sharing information, consulting with local people, helping them to access services and to celebrate successes and achievements in the borough.”

The death of this completely superfluous council news sheet will not be greeted with regret by any of Rotherham’s long suffering citizens.

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