Local prints last issue

The Hounslow and Times has closed after succumbing to financial pressures, reports MediaGuardian.
The paper, owned by Newsquest/Gannett, has printed its last issue but will retain an online presence.

It was originally called the Chiswick Times when it was founded in 1895 by Frederick Dimbleby, the great-grandfather of David and Jonathan Dimbleby. It was a regional broadsheet until two years ago but a move to tabloid failed to revive circulation, which stood at 51,000 in the last ABC figures.

(Source: MediaGuardian)




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Charlie Beckett, director of POLIS at the London School of Economics, reacts to news that the UK government forced the Guardian into destroying hard drives that contained information leaked by Edward Snowden.

(Source: POLIS)


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