Court reporting is under threat.
The founder of the Strand News agency, which covers as many as 110 courts, says:
“Over the last five years editorial budgets have been slaughtered… It has meant that, presented with the sort of cases that would once have been a shoo-in, even the front-page sort, news desks have been saying, ‘we can’t afford £70.’ That’s not a huge sum for what we provide.”
The @courtnewsUK Twitter account is a window into just how strange our country really is. To the people who report it every day, we salute you.