Moderation rules for user submitted content

If you do not abide by these rules, your content will not be published

We may reject your content if:-


  • It’s defamatory or libellous, or contains false or unproven statements
  • It refers to a case where there are active legal proceedings
  • It contains material that may be protected by an injunction or court order
  • It contains material that could be confidential or commercially sensitive
  • It could cause personal distress or loss. This includes content that could intrude into someone’s personal grief or shock without their consent.
  • It accuses an identifiable person or organisation of wrongdoing, such as committing a crime
  • It names individual officials of public bodies, unless they are senior managers
  • It names family members of elected representatives, eg MPs, or of officials of public bodies
  • It contains party political material
  • It’s nonsense or a joke
  • It’s an advert, spam, or promotes a specific product or service
  • It’s a Freedom of Information request
  • It contains swearing or other offensive language
  • It’s offensive or extreme in its views. That includes content that attack, criticise or negatively focus on an individual or a group of people because of characteristics such as their age, disability, ethnic origin, gender identity, medical condition, nationality, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation