The Nether Regions

The blog that slips an affectionate hand between the thighs of the regional media

Serving the community since 2010…

with 5 comments

The nether regions will exist to document the manifold joys provided by local newspapers and other regional media. It will not be a bog-standard ‘OMG look at this strange/weird/bizarre/zany/bonkers news story’ kind of website (but such stories might, naturally, crop up from time to time).

The nether regions will be affectionate. It will not mock through hate, but in fact love.

The nether regions will explore what makes the regional media so special: the odd and entertaining trends and quirks of its news coverage; the relentless pandering towards popular community causes; tear-jerking ultra-local outrages; and baffling letters from members of the public. It will not be offering collectable tokens allowing readers to qualify for cut-price StenaLine ferry tickets between Harwich and the Hook of Holland.

The nether regions will remain independent and will succeed. It will not be bought out by a powerful media group and suffer large-scale staff redundancy before being given away for free to commuters in the street, and ergo will not be forced into a disproportionate reliance upon advertising revenue in order to maintain its existence.

That’s the plan, at least.


Written by Paddy

January 7, 2010 at 4:42 pm

Posted in Editorial

5 Responses

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  1. Mic check.


    January 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    • Wow. Have followed link to ‘’ and am very impressed; I didn’t realise Toby was such an outstanding photographer. Thanks for that.


      January 7, 2010 at 11:18 pm

  2. utter genius, please don’t stop

    william perrin

    January 21, 2010 at 3:52 pm

  3. As a local newspaper sub-editor, this blog is a work of art. Please continue.

    Dan Clough

    January 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm

  4. his is hte reason I read Amazing post.


    March 9, 2010 at 10:47 am

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