Unfortunately not local to us in Kent. As you will know, if you've been reading, this weblog for any length of time, you will occasionally have stumbled upon my references to Kent Regional Newspapers, acceptance of adverts for massage services, specifically those that are apparently employing foreign girls.
Also you'll no doubt be aware there is a possible connection between that and prostitution as well as people trafficking, in a bold move, given the current tough business background one of publisher Newsquest has decided to no longer accept advertising of " adult services".
Unfortunately Kent regional newspapers, have yet to make a similar move, despite the fact that Northcliffe media who also own the Daily Mail will not accept, such advertising themselves for their flagship newspaper.
Obviously whether The Isle Of Thanet Gazette, Thanet Times or even the Adscene publish adverts for "adult services", is a matter for the publishers and of course whether you buy or advertise in these newspapers is a decision for the general public.
Naturally I contacted both Kent regional newspapers and Northcliffe media both of whom are obviously considering their position, however considering is one thing, doing is another.
Finally any newspaper publisher, might do well to to consider these words from Andy Parkes group editor of Newsquest. "Despite operating in accordance with industry guidelines, the company has taken a decision to no longer publish adult services advertisements, either in print or on its websites. Increasing concerns regarding the appalling issue of human trafficking has been significant in this decision, which is effective immediately."