Great history and a bright new future

Blackpool Tower shining Gazette red on Sunday evening.

Blackpool Tower shining Gazette red on Sunday evening.

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ONE hundred and 40 years and still going strong!

Anniversaries are a time to celebrate and look back and we couldn’t let such an important milestone in the history of this famous old paper pass by without it being marked.

First edition of the new look Gazette.

First edition of the new look Gazette.

The first copies of The Gazette rolled off the presses on April 3, 1873.

In the 140 years which have followed The Gazette has gone from strength to strength.

The newspaper has gone from a weekly to daily, changed size, moved offices and had several owners.

But we are still here, six days a week.

And today marks another milestone in our long and proud history.

A new look, a new outlook and plenty of new reasons to enjoy your local daily.

The newspaper has evolved over the years.

The advent of radio, TV and now the Internet has meant The Gazette has had to move with the times.

But throughout periods of massive change, and global triumphs and tragedies, one thing has remained constant – The Gazette has been there to inform and entertain readers.

We will continue this proud tradition of delivering local news, holding those in authority to account and, above all else, shout loud and proud about the many great things which happen on the Fylde coast.

We will continue to campaign for this richly diverse part of the country and represent our readers’ views.

We have several exciting new sections, including today’s community news pull-out, revamped entertainment and sport offerings as well as new platforms for junior 
reporters, columnists, readers’ letters and nostalgia.

Those are just some of the improvements in your Gazette – and all for the price of a first class stamp or a packet of crisps!

Here’s to many more years for the Fylde’s coast’s daily newspaper.

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