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Can you figure out the missing word in these genuine local news headlines? Take the quiz

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The quiz was developed by digital magazine and newspaper app, Readly, after research found 15% of adults “love” reading local news – to see if it’s about anyone they know.

Nearly a fifth love to read about crime in their local area, while others enjoy reading about local politics (16%) or human-interest stories (14%).Other favourite funny headlines include “foul mouthed parrot on the loose”, “police admit “biggest-ever” cocaine haul is dental powder”, and “drunk fought invisible man”.While “I’ve been posting my letters in the dog poo box for TWO YEARS” and “Hackney Pool too wet to swim” also made the top 20.It also emerged over half (55%) have made headlines themselves, featuring in the local paper at least once in their lifetime.Chris Couchman, head of content at Readly, said: “It is important to know what is going on in your local area, as you just don’t know how it could affect you on a personal level.“The appetite for local news and community spirit is strong in a post-pandemic world.“From the humour to the heartwarming, local drama to local heroes, local reports keep readers smiling and entertained.”The study, which celebrates Readly adding regional newspapers to its platform, also found 59% of adults are loyal to their local newspaper.And 74% believe they are important for keeping communities informed about current events.More than one in seven have written into the newspaper “multiple times”, with 40% of them having their letter published at least once – and 54% still have the clipping.Despite 45% of adults no longer living in the area they grew up in, 16% of them still follow the news that goes on there all the time.It also emerged almost two-thirds (63%) believe it's important to support your local paper.But.

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