Independent news retailers have voiced concerns at a proposal from Flintshire council to ban sales of the Sun throughout the county.

The ‘shun the Sun’ motion is due to be debated by the council at lunchtime today.  It also bans councillors from speaking to the tabloid’s journalists.

NFRN Chief Executive Paul Baxter said: “Flintshire council is totally wrong to believe it can stop retailers stocking the Sun and prevent the public from reading their paper of choice.

“Freedom of the press – however used – is of paramount importance and hard working independent retailers cannot be denied the profits they make from selling the tabloid. It’s unfair to expect news retailers to take sides and this move will create disharmony within local communities.”

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