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Alternative Press

By local folks, for local folks' - printing the local news where you live.

Current affairs 1978 11 mins

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Decades before social media groups reported on local goings-on those wishing to read about stories too small for the regional papers relied on the community press. These local rags campaigned, reported and flourished as this report shows. From the community papers of Harborne and Blaby to the campaigning agenda of Nottingham Voice and Birmingham Broadside, Peter Plant finds out that the community voice is alive and well in 1978.