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Publishers Give Frosty Welcome To BBC's Proposed Limited Local News Sharing Service

The local newspaper industry has criticised moves from the BBC to create a new shared service to cover courts and councils as expansionist, representing a further threat to their future. Shares in beleaguered local publishers nevertheless edged up on hopes that the BBC's offer of sharing the costs of reporting on local councils and courts will help them survive the shift to digital. Trinity Mirror and Johnston Press both ended the day up more than 2.5% albeit on low trading volumes.

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