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Watch: the local press, the left and the community come together to defend hospital

In the wake of Leveson, this film from the Camden New Journal and Islington Tribune shows just how important local newspapers can be. The papers played a huge part in the campaign to save the Whittington Hospital in Archway two years ago – and now they’re doing the same again. Their part has made for a genuine community and cross-party campaign – although Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone showed no desire to speak at the rally this time round. It’s no wonder Islington’s Labour leader paid tribute to journalist Tom “Scoop” Foot in her speech!

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