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Year Zero at Sadvertiser as local paper abandons archive

So sad to see a local paper go down the tubes like this

Inside Croydon

It’s as if nothing has happened in Croydon over the past 15 years, if the website of the Guildford-based Croydon Sadvertiser is anything to go by.

How the Guildford-based Sadvertiser is promoting its new website today

The non-local paper, which abandoned its home town in 2013 to save a few bob on office rent, has re-launched its website.

But it has carried over very few of its back catalogue of news articles from the last 10 to 15 years to the shiny new home on the web.

A chirpy message from the current editor, Andy Worden, is just a tad misleading. “You’ll still find all the same great content, news stories and local information,” it claims, inaccurately, “but we’re bringing it to you in an even better format.”

With its offices now based 22 miles away in deepest Surrey and only a shared desk at the Croydon Council-backed PR company…

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