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MediaGuardian: MPs slam council newspapers as councillors defend freesheets

Members of the UK parliament’s cross-party Commons culture, media and sport select committee resoundingly criticised local authority newspapers yesterday, with one MP describing the publications as ‘propaganda’.

The committee is running an inquiry into the future of local and regional media and heard evidence from local authority representatives on the issue.

Hammersmith and Fulham councillor Mark Loveday spoke in defence of the papers to the committee: “The paid-for local media was declining well before we accepted advertising in any shape or form.”

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