During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, miners and their families across the Valleys pooled whatever savings they had—however meagre—to set up their own institutes.  These miners' institutes were not only community meeting places or places of leisure, but also housed libraries where men, women, and children could go to inform themselves about what was going on in the wider world.

Our vision stems from the same tradition. Our hope is that if enough of you come together, then we can begin the task of building a truly national—independent—news service for our country.

Three pound may not seem like much, but if 1000 people gave that amount each month, then we'd be able to ensure our long-term viability by employing two full-time journalists.

For the price of a cup of coffee a month you can help us create a 100% independent national news service.


Unlike other news websites, every penny we raise will be reinvested directly into improving and growing our service.