Powerful Front Pages From Regional and Local Media In 2021

Across 2021, local and regional media published powerful front pages, from the Barnsley Chronicle’s long-running coverage of Jacqueline Wileman’s family’s campaign to secure a law change on dangerous driving, to the Manchester Evening New’s front page on HS2 outrage. These stories demonstrate the hard-hitting work of local media in bringing high quality, trusted news to their communities across the UK.

A campaign launched by grieving brother Johnny Wood to secure a law change on longer sentences for dangerous driving, after his sister, Jacqueline Wileman, was fatally struck by a stolen HGV. Johnny Wood praised the Chronicle for “providing a platform for us to tell Jackie’s story, doing exactly what a local newspaper should.”


The Express and Star published a story highlighting the terrible abuse ambulance service call handlers receive from callers.


The Lancashire Post launched a campaign calling on the Government to take action to protect the public from energy price rises.


The Manchester Evening News demanding ministers “keep their rail promises” on HS2.


The Northern Echo published a special report on the harrowing stories of women who had been allegedly killed since the tragic murder of Sarah Everard.


Keir Starmer backs the Portsmouth News campaign calling for all pharmacies to be allowed to provide the Covid-19 vaccine.


Southwark New’s tribute to Folajimi Olubunmi-Adewole who tragically died after trying to save a woman in the Thames.


The Sunday’s Independent powerful exclusive revealed a shocking number of deaths in mother and baby homes.


The Stratford Observer’s front page appeal to help raise money for Josh, a young boy from Badsey battling cancer.


The Rotherham Advertiser’s hard-hitting story calling on social media platforms to close their comment sections on court report stories, after a trial it was covering collapsed.


A front page dedication from the Manx Independent marking the first anniversary since lockdown.


The Grantham Journal raising awareness on threats to their local health services.


The Inverness Courier reporting on the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.


The Wirral and Liverpool Echo’s campaign demanding a law change after the last trial on the Hillsborough disaster collapsed.