Help us to back your campaign
It is sad, like many councils, firms and other bodies, that you ask for help from your readers and lose at least 10 per cent of them who would willingly back your Freedom of the Press, but do not have the ability to do so, mainly because we do not have appliances to follow your programme through.
One of the abiding reasons we are able to live, work and think in the UK is that we have the freedom to live, work and think. We are free to talk, write and read on virtually any subject.
As far as I am aware, most editors have followed sensible and thoughtful codes of practice. They have the ability to reprimand any journalist that oversteps the code and to apologise for any serious mistakes. May this remain so.
That said, I have sadly noticed over the last year that we have almost ceased to be a local, local paper as we read less about Berwick, Spittal and Tweedmouth doings.
Even NHS plans seem to finish at Belford, just too far away for those of us who lack transport to attend important meetings.
Hopefully, you might publish this letter so that those, like myself, can support your campaign for the Freedom of the Press, by writing or phoning, or even, may I suggest, by Twitter.