Keith Perch, the editor of the Mercury, writes a blog. This morning he wrote:
The posting links to a PDF of the letter.
our lawyers have this morning written to Leicester City Council challenging their right to debate the future of the city's Bowstring Bridge in private.
We have asked that they either let our reporter (and the public) into the meeting (which starts at 1pm today) or postpone any discussion of the issue until after they have considered our challenge.
Later. Keith Perch has just posted again on today's events:
In removing us from the chamber they called us irresponsible, erroneous and a rag. Apparently no other newspaper 'in the world' would act the way we do!