Last week was a week the regional press can be proud of. Coverage of flooding which hits northern part of the UK proved how invaluable the local Press can be to local readers.
For national news, it at times felt like a spectacle to be reported on, or an opportunity to show just how far someone will go to appear in front of camera on location.
For local newsrooms, it was more serious than that. Lives being turned upside down, communities rallying to help one another and people looking for a reliable, ever-present source of latest news and advice.
I’ll blog on what we learnt about online news from the floods next week. For now, though, I wanted to share 11 front pages which sum up some of the differing ways the regional press stood out on the shelves, and in the process stood alongside readers.
Only one word needed: The Manchester Evening News
The wrap: York Press
The shocking aerial images: Northern Echo
The front-page comment: Yorkshire Evening Post
The back page lead too: The Rossendale Free PressStaying with the story when others have moved on: The Bolton News
The stunning image: The Western Mail
The local defiance: The Halifax Courier
The photo opportunity mishap: The Irish Independent
Looking to the future: The Hebden Bridge Times
The next weather warning – Evening Times