COUNCIL INQUIRY: Press insist ‘doors are open to everyone’

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THE doors of both Boston newspapers are open for all of the community.

Editors of both The Standard and The Target stressed this in response to a challenge from immigration inquiry panel member Coun Richard Leggott, who said papers should put more effort in to engaging with foreign nationals.

Mr Purkiss said: “We would be pretty daft to alienate any particular area. We try to give a balanced representation of views.”

Andrew Brookes, from The Standard, said stories were written for the entire community, regardless of their nationality, adding: “We should be a forum for anyone and reflect the community we are in. The door will not be shut in anybody’s face.”

Both papers have reported on a recent event ran by the Alchemy Project, which aims to bring Boston’s communities together.

Mr Stray said that The Standard has noticed more and more people are running its website stories through online translation software.