There was a time when The Hertfordshire Mercury saw itself as a part of the community and reported good news and bad. It engaged with and supported the community (remember the Mercury Bus?). Those days have long gone.
They now see the residents as nothing more than clickbait. A community to exploit rather than serve.
Witness this contemptible report following the hugely successful Musical Mystery Tour on Sunday:http://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/h ... story.html
Thankfully Facebook allows the community to challenge such negative reporting.https://www.facebook.com/hertfordshiren ... 6838205205
The Welwyn & Hatfield Times were happy to trail the event but there was nothing in The Mercury.http://www.whtimes.co.uk/what-s-on/musi ... -1-5138432
All of this has not gone unnoticed by local councillors either. It's ironic that the Welwyn & Hatfield Times gives more support to the town (and not just on this occasion) than the alleged local newspaper.