Our mission is to provide easy access to a comprehensive range of regularly updated local news and blog sites focused around specific geographical areas in a simple and easy to scan format: to profile a diverse range of local independent voices and help them gain a wider audience by directing web traffic to them and so facilitate debate around local issues and strengthen local online communities.
What we do We maintain lists of third party websites which we preselect for their value and relevance to our audience in each geographical area. When new content is published on these sites it may get aggregated depending upon its relevance determined by the rules set in our automated filtration systems.
Dispassionate We aim to be politically neutral and provide links to a range of news and opinion websites whose views may not reflect our own. We are not responsible for the unedited extracts of displayed aggregated content, or for you choosing to follow the hyperlinks we provide or for the complete content on the source sites.
Fairness We aim to take an ethical and transparent approach to aggregation by selecting only a small extract of unedited content to indicate what a story is about, then provide a direct deep and specific hyperlink off to the source website which we aim to credit in full. We do not claim copyright of aggregated content. We do not accept payment for aggregated links but we do accept payment for advertising.
Your involvement as both readers and producers is important to us and we welcome your views. The development of this free aggregation service is largely dependent upon you telling us about new websites or blogs. If you find your views are not being represented and you have something to say about your neighbourhood, then get blogging or send us a link to a local blog’s RSS feed. You can find more about being aggregated in our guide for bloggers here.
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The YamYam, The Staffie, The Brummie and The PeepingTom websites have been helped by a range of other community bloggers, tweeters and readers who have given time and resources but most notably production developer Trevor Rees who co-produced the site for a time back in the days when it was edited by humans.