Guardian: UK local newspapers unite in coronavirus pledge to communities

Local newspapers across the UK have come together to publish the same front page pledging to support their communities during the coronavirus outbreak, although the dire financial impact for the news industry has alreadyforced some outlets to close their print editions.

Dozens of papers owned by rival regional publishing groups, ranging from the Birmingham Mail and the Scotsman to the Huddersfield Examiner and York Press, used their Friday front pages to pledge: “When you’re on your own, we are there with you.”

Newspapers run by publishers including Archant, Reach, JPI Media, Newsquest and Iliffe also ran the same editorial under the banner: “You have been there for us through the toughest of times. We want you to know that your newspaper will be there for you now.”