Thursday 17 March 2011

Woking weeklies bow out with readers' regrets

The Woking News & Mail published its last edition after 117 years today, following the decision by Guardian Media Group to close the weekly and its sister-title, the free Woking Review.

The News & Mail carried two pages of tributes from readers, which included:

"The closure of the News & Mail and the Woking Review is not just 'a shame', it is a calamity," wrote Pat Clack, of Send Road, Send.

"Did the public realise how important a good local newspaper was for a community?," asked Maurice Hibberd, of Westfield.

Rachel Tytherleigh added: "My daughter, Lucy Constantine, has been a member of the WN&M's Press Gang for a couple of years now. She was looking forward to seeing her 10th birthday printed in the Press Gang section on March 24.

"Unfortunately, ...this can no longer happen."

Via the It's News to Me blog by Hilary Gavin

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