Lucy Powell, Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Manchester Withington, has launched her own fortnightly South Manchester Community News which is delivered by email.
Her second edition gives a run down on the Didsbury Arts Festival, concern about a new football pitch in Chorlton, how police have been involved in a big effort to arrest burglars in South Manchester and a report on Manchester Pride.
Powell asks: "Please do email me with any events or news happening locally or even if you'd like to let us know about an interesting shop, business or local service that you'd like to recommend other folk take a look at."
Someone who received the email asks: " Will politicians replace the local press?"
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