MP Protests Newspaper's IPad App Suggestion
Conservative MP Louise Mensch has successfully pushed for a debate on the future of local newspapers -- to take place in Parliament on 25 April -- by tweeting about the news that Johnston Press plans to switch two Northamptonshire papers from daily to weekly schedules. On Twitter, she expressed concern at the company’s plan to complement the weekly editions with paid-for iPad apps, saying, "Lots of Corby folk can’t afford iPads to use an app. I will seek a meeting [with] Johnston Press to ask if they've got this one right." Debate starts at 4 p.m. in Westminster Hall.