Readers of the new-look Gazette have given it a massive the thumbs up.
The first edition of our revamped paper hit the shelves yesterday with a range of new features and supplements.
Shoppers at Asda in Cherry Tree Road, Blackpool, were accompanied by a dynamic double decker bus as they picked up their copies in style – and they were not disappointed by what they found.
Aileen Unsworth, 50, of The Close, Kirkham, was reading a copy with her daughter Amy, 23, and grandson Bradley, one.
She said: “I’ve been reading The Gazette for the last 15 years and there’s more news in it about the local scene which is what I want.”
One of the most famous landmarks in Blackpool and Britain – The Tower – has returned to The Gazette’s masthead in what has proved to be a popular move.
Miss Unsworth, 23, added: “The Tower should be in there – it’s a sign of Blackpool – so it’s great it has gone back in.”
Catherine O’Neill, 51, of Vicarage Lane, South Shore, added: “The design looks good and hopefully it will do well.
“It’s good all the things we need have been revised.”
Neale Casey, 52, of Penrose Avenue, Marton, said: “It’s a lot better and fresher.
“All the supplements in the middle are great and there’s a lot of Fylde coast history going in.
“It represents everyone with sport and there’s something for youngsters as well.
“It’s good value for money at 60p.”
Moira Blaylock, 73, of Meadowbrook, Marton, added: “It’s always interesting to see because I like to keep up with local news.
“The sport coverage is excellent.”
Gazette Editor Jon Rhodes, who ventured to the top of The Tower to mark its return to the masthead, said: “The reaction to our new look has been great – and there are plenty more new platforms going in throughout the week which we are sure readers will love.”
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