Lliffe Media have just launched a new paid-for local newspaper in Bishop's Stortford to rival the Herts & Essex Observer.
The Bishop's Stortford Independent is based in premises recently vacated by the Herts & Essex Observer, when they sacked the editor and closed down the office. Ironically, the editor of the new paper is Paul Winspear, who was editor of the Observer for ten years. Other former staff at the Observer have also been taken on.
I'm sure the Independent will be a great alternative to the drivel published by Trinity Mirror. Hopefully they'll launch a similar local newspaper in Hertford.
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