“ The Worksop Guardian is one of the best loved newspapers in North Nottinghamshire and is deeply rooted in the communities it has served for over 100 years. The Worksop Guardian is published in two editions on a Friday morning - Bassetlaw and Derbyshire ensuring that the news content is as local as we can possibly make it. The Worksop Guardian is read by over 70% of all households within its circulation area, over 42,000 readers every week. „
As a now established interred Worksopian,(I try not to brag about it too much!!).The Guardian has become a very common face of the area.Everyone thinks of this local Guardian,long before they even consider the national Guardian.
So where is Worksop first of all?
It is a run down broken Town on the Northern edge of Nottinghamshire.Most of the shops are closed,or just charity shops.The pubs are boarded up and deserted.The main high street travels up to a beatiful road uphill.Tis beautiful as it leads OUT.Towards the paradise that is clumber park and Sherwood forest.
We are in a good position for commuting as we are roughly 20 miles from Sheffield,less from Doncaster and about 15 from Rotherham.
Worksop is a typical downtrodden exmining Town,that has ,since the early 90's suffered a severe drugs problem.
People certainly dont visit Worksop on purpose.Ooh we do have some aspiring legends.Lee westwood ,golfer came from Worksop.His father teaching Maths at Valley Comprehensive.Gave me a detention once.And the not yet vindicated alleged murderer Neil Entwhistle.
The Worksop Guardian
This paper became merged with another local paper a few years ago,called The trader.They are still run as seperate papers,but The Guardian has pretty much turned the trader in to one giant advertising leaflet.
The Guardian can be bought in pretty much any local shop around Bassetlaw area.For around 55p at the moment.It has fascinating stories about the local wildlife,I mean population,and who is in or out of court that week.What false promises the local MP John Mann is claiming he will forfill this month.
There are usually local achievements from local charities and schools from the area,and houses for sale.These are the things that can only be found in our paper.But then there are your typical sales,advertisements.Obituaries and births.And local sports on the back pages.
To be honest I only buy this when I want to look at the job adverts.Other than that it is fantastic for cleaning up your dogs poo.
The saving grace is AA Grundi who tells it like it is and is as annoyed with the state of this delapidated Town as some of the residents.He upsets quite a few on the way I may add.