Council takes on press with 'For the Record' site

Press scrutiny spreads yet further as Medway Council sets up a new media monitoring website.

A council has created a new web page to publish press statements that newspapers and broadcasters have "chopped" or "altered and their meaning substantially changed".

Medway Council claimed its "For the Record" web page - hosted on the local authority's website www.medway.gov.uk - will keep residents "fully informed on controversial issues".

It was set up following local media coverage of emergency planning for residents living near a £1bn gas station in the Isle of Grain, Kent.

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