The Tories must be laughing into their linen hankerchieves today after suckering the Echo into printing regurgitated news about their list of candidates.
Within the last two weeks, the paper covered the announcement that the Cartwrights and Janet Mazurk will be standing for them in May. I was gobsmacked therefore that the story has been rolled up again, and printed as the lead local story this morning. The only "new" piece of information was about my old friend George Jenkinson (about whom more anon).
This follows the singular reporting of last Thursday's Council meeting by Owen Amos.
I say - move Tory spinmeister Graham Robb's desk into the Echo's newsroom now and lets be done with it!