More ways to be at centre of the news

We are increasing the number of readers' views through our all-new letters page.
We are increasing the number of readers' views through our all-new letters page.
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It is now less than a week until your all-new Gazette hits the newstands – packed with great new content and a fresh look.

As revealed last week there are many new reasons to enjoy your Gazette – the home of local news, sport and entertainment coverage since 1873.

Tomorrow sees our 140th birthday and on Monday, April 8 a proud new chapter begins.

Over the next few days we will highlight some of the new editorial content which will complement our bold new design and look six days a week.

As we have already reported, Mondays will see a new eight-page community news pull-out called FYi which will feature ultra-local news from communities across the Fylde coast.

We are also doubling the size of our letters page each day.

At the heart of everything we produce are our readers and their views of life across the Fylde coast will be given a whole new two-page platform.

On Tuesdays we will continue to bring you Tangerine Tuesday – our eight page Blackpool FC pull-out.

Added to that will be our all-new Crime File page which will give the public chance to help solve crime in their areas as well as hear from the men and women of our 999 services tasked with keeping our communities safe.

Tuesdays will also see a new weekly feature entitled The Big Interview where one of our journalists will present an in-depth conversation with a local politician, decision maker, celebrity or mover and shaker.

We will be asking readers to submit their questions to make this truly interactive.

Gazette Editor Jon Rhodes said: “When we came to planning content for an all-new Gazette we wanted to keep the many great things our readers looked for and enjoyed. We want to add to those with quality journalism.

“Tangerine Tuesday has been very well received by fans of Blackpool FC, while I am sure the all-new letters section, the Big Interview and Crime File will become just as popular each and every Tuesday.

“Interaction with readers, the stoking of good local debate should be at the heart of every local newspaper.

“We really do want our readers to get involved in the news of the day and we feel sure we have provided new ways for them to do just that.”

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