The area of Suffolk where I live looked ideal, one small town and several large villages with no strong presence of weekly newspapers. In my nostalgic view of traditional newspapers it looked good enough to provide work for a couple of journalists with an army of of contributors and a couple of people to look after the office and advertisingbut the reality is
Patterns of work, life and leisure in the English countryside have changed. Fifty years ago most people lived close to their work: now mid Suffolk has one of the highest proportions in England of people commuting out of the area to work. They also travel further for cinema, music and to eat out.