This week is Local Newspaper Week.
Local newspapers, like your Wirral News, bring important issues into focus and spark real, meaningful action.
They give people unbiased, trusted information which they need to make to make the right decisions for them and their community.
In this way local papers truly give power back to the people.
Whether taking control of their own housing association or forming a club or society, local papers give people power to unite behind a cause and act.
Countless charities have benefited from the power of local papers.
Through their pages local papers can help with fundraising and volunteering campaigns.
Through the local paper people can come together and unite behind a cause, whether a campaign for better medical facilities in their area or a new football team.
Acting in this way local papers truly are the glue that binds communities.
By uniting like-minded people local papers promote local clubs and societies and provide vital publicity for cultural events.
Similarly they can promote local businesses, energising the local economy as they do so.
By performing this vital service local papers not only inform the local community but shape its future for the better.
It is this unique quality, shared by papers across Britain, that we are celebrating during Local Newspaper Week (May 9-15) and we hope that you will join us in doing so.