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Celebrating independent local news

All About Newtown is proud to announce its participation in the first UK Indie News Week, set to take place from 3rd to 9th June 2024.

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All About Newtown is proud to announce its participation in the first UK Indie News Week, set to take place from 3rd to 9th June 2024.

This week-long celebration aims to highlight the significance of local, independent news outlets in fostering community engagement, democracy, and civic pride.

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Themed under the banner 'No News is Bad News', Indie News Week will feature a diverse range of online, print, and in-person events organized by independent news outlets across the UK.

The initiative seeks to emphasize the vital role that local news reporting plays in encouraging civic participation, promoting community identity, and celebrating the achievements of residents.

Send us your good news!

For All About Newtown, Indie News Week represents an opportunity to showcase the positive stories and accomplishments that enrich the fabric of Newtown.

Since our inception in 2022, our platform has been dedicated to spotlighting the cultural richness, creative endeavors, historical significance, and entrepreneurial spirit of the town.

Our small volunteer team is eager to hear from residents and visitors and share their good news stories with us. Whether it's a local sporting achievement or a new business venture, please send your news to us via email at [email protected] or Facebook Messenger.

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You can support us by subscribing to our new daily news update email, delivering the latest news to your inbox at 7am on weekdays and an extended weekend edition on Sundays. Click here to sign up.

You can also help us keep our site ad-free and ensure we continue to report the issues which matter to you. You can donate to us via PayPal or Crowdfunder.

The easiest way to help us is to share our site and expand our reach! Send our site to a friend or help a loved one sign up.

Vital to democracy

Local news reporting encourages people to take part in the democratic process. It fosters a sense of community and allows an exchange of ideas and it creates pride of place.  News isn’t just about society’s problems or philandering politicians either.

Jonathan Heawood, Executive Director of the Public-Interest News Foundation (PINF), expressed the importance of Indie News Week. He said:

"Indie news providers are the unsung heroes of local communities across the UK, unearthing stories and informing their audiences."

"Through Indie News Week, we want to say thank you to the enterprising journalists and editors who make up this sector and help them connect even more deeply with their communities".

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