Rob Perkins, owner and publisher of Valley Life is a journalist with more than 35 years experience on local, regional and national newspapers.

Decrying the loss of real journalism in big corporate newspaper groups, Rob believes that local publications still have an important role to play in informing local people and putting businesses in touch with potential customers.

Valley Life is now in its third year and with more than 30 issues behind it, he believes that it is now a real part of the community and here to stay.

He talks to Tiggi  about his career from national newspapers to his hyper-local publication.