Municipal politicians in U.K. propose to grant to save local newspapers

The North West Evening Mail News reports: Community papers await 10,000 pound grant decision

decision on whether to donate £10,000 of public money towards the cost
of five community newspapers is set to be made on Monday.

free titles – The Central Issue, Island Eye, Hindpool Buzz, Inside
Ormsgill and Around Risedale – cover Barrow’s poorest wards.

publications, which are supported by the Evening Mail, have received
rave reviews and those glowing reports have been passed to Barrow Local
Committee, the decision-making arm of Cumbria County Council for the

On Monday, councillors will consider making a £10,000 contribution to Furness Community Media.”