Life as a Local Democracy Reporter - the stories that need to be told

The Local Democracy Reporting Service launched a year ago this month. Since then, almost 130 Local Democracy Reporters (LDRs) have filed nearly 50,000 stories on important local issues, providing impartial coverage of councils and other public bodies. Coventry LDR Tom Davis talks about the scheme and his role in telling stories that need to be told. 

Council coverage is the bread and butter of this job, but it also one of the most important parts of local...
source: Coventry Telegraph

2019-01-18 16:53
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yesterday 13:41 England U20 name squad to face Junior Springboks at Butts Park Arena
yesterday 13:41 Look: All the adorable animals you could adopt from the RSPCA now
yesterday 13:41 Black people five times more likely to be stopped and searched
yesterday 13:41 Update on five arrested as cannabis factory found in Coventry
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2019-04-24 19:44 Arrests after violent knife disorder in Nuneaton street
2019-04-24 19:44 Breaking: Coventry City open talks with Wasps over new stadium deal
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2019-04-24 19:44 What the papers said as Coventry City hold Ricoh talks with Wasps
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