Blunkett says Star’s part of ‘glue’ holding city together

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FormerHome Sectretary David Blunkett today sings the praises of The Star in Local Newspaper Week.

The Brightside MP recalls his days on the city council. He said: “Thinking back to the Star when I started out brings back positive memories. Our paper has been part of the glue that has held Sheffield together. A vibrant, sometimes provocative, but informative local media is vital to local democracy and in ensuring people are informed, entertained and challenged.

“Sometimes they get it wrong but putting right any factual inaccuracies and offering a voice to those who hold those of us in public life to account, is vital.”

n Local News paper Weekspecial feature, Friday P8-9