Gossip/eye witness news/community network
The basic concept is to turn everyone into a news gatherer even down to the local street level. News is mostly dominated by a few media organisations and there are few truly independent agencies as they all have share holders or other outside influences.
Google searches of news sites, searchs of bbc sites with location search terms eg village would show official stories for that area. Residents could submit news stories and they could be added into the feeds. News stories could be parsed for similarity so once there are at least 2 independent versions of an event then it starts to have some truth to it. The end product would be a community site with local news produced by the bbc and local news produced by the local people which could include local tales and local comment about events in the area.