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The Best Alternative Sources for the Biggest National Takes

Published: 30th October 2019 15:44


Keeping on top of your local news is incredibly important to most people, but it’s also vital to know what’s going on in the national news. Many people have grown tired of the national tabloids and broadsheets, be they in paper form or online, and search for alternative takes on the biggest and most important issues.

So, we’re here to clue you in on some of the more niche websites that offer a very different take on the big national issues as well as some of the less headline-catching but still intriguing stories from around the country and the world.

Getting a progressive point of view

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For the last few years, and increasingly so, people have been wanting to get a more progressive point of view on important issues that could or should impact the country. Novara Media focuses on what they deem to be the key issues of this century, with topics like climate change and the crisis of capitalism being of a focus.

The news outlet isn’t shy about its political stances, either, committing to their side of the argument without wavering or aiming to appease both sides of the argument. So, if your views are in line with those portrayed on Novara Media, you’ll most likely find some agreeable and informative articles to get you through the day and keep you up to date.

Getting the take from those with more on the line than clicks

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One of the problems with the national news outlets is that many of them have decided to go down the route of seeking clicks by creating headlines and stories which are little more than clickbait. The focus of these websites is to get people to visit their page: after that, not much else matters. For the biggest and most important political decisions, it can be better to turn to sites that have far more on the line just viewer count.

Betting websites are tasked with presenting odds that reflect the chances of outcomes coming to fruition. If the odds are off, bettors will take advantage, so they hire experts to analyse the situation to create the odds. From there, some sites will utilise this expert information to relay it to their customers through pages like Betfair's Brexit betting odds articles. Here, not only do you get the lowdown of the situation, but you also receive an accurate portrayal of which way the outcome is expected to go.

Getting the scoop without ulterior motives

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As highlighted above, some people are tired of the ulterior motives which drive a lot of mainstream news, which is why Byline came into being. They’re a publically-funded news site that doesn’t pander to self-censorship or the ideals of those running the website: they simply aim to report the truth. As they are crowd-funded, Byline reporters are free to report the facts as they are, including all of the biggest national news from across the UK.

There a lot of news out there these days, with the flurry of local news each day is the tip of the iceberg. So, due to how much news we need to explore each day, from the smallest stories to the largest pieces of national news, it’s important that you find an outlet that gives you the facts in the way that you prefer.

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