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Council Paper Greenwich Time Reported to District Auditor

Weekly council paper Greenwich Time has been reported to the district auditor for allegedly breaking Publicity Code guidelines intended to stop unfair competition by council publications.

Leader of the Opposition on Greenwich Council Spencer Drury reported Greenwich Time, claiming that it breaks the code and that many people believe it is a genuine independent newspaper rather than a council paper, the Bexley Times reported.

Separately, the Edinburgh Evening News used a Freedom of Information request to find out how many times council staff visited its website – and how few visited its in-house council paper Outlook.

The request showed the Evening News homepage was the third most popular website among staff at City of Edinburgh Council, receiving 396,290 visits in one year, Press Gazette reported.

The website of council freesheet Outlook was not listed in the top 1000 most popular websites.

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