Press Release

MP thanks Guardian for its community service

25th September 2009

Aberavon MP, Dr Hywel Francis has issued a statement thanking the Neath Port Talbot Guardian and its journalists for its service to local communities.

Dr Francis said,

‘I am extremely sorry to hear of the immediate closure of the Guardian which has served my Aberavon constituency and the neighbouring constituency of Neath for so many decades with its community news service, local campaigning and sports news.

Whilst we all recognize that the new information systems provided by the internet have contributed to declining circulation, there is no real substitute yet for the potential of locally based newspapers.

I would like to thank the staff for their professionalism and service to the community wishing them well in the future and express the hope that the Evening Post will now re-build its local coverage in Port Talbot and surrounding communities.’



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