Liverpool, 9March2015, Photo: Anthony Moretti

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The organisation is worried that unless these local newsrooms receive an emergency funding, “communities across the UK will lose their independent press at a time when they need it most,” reads the letter.

“Because advertising has disappeared overnight, their main revenue has disappeared overnight,” Emma Meese, director, ICNN, told

“If nothing happens, these independent publishers will get squeezed out first.”