Changes to make us closer to our readers

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The St Helens Reporter is changing ... and it is going to bring us closer you, our readers.

For more than 150 years, we’ve been at the very heartbeat of St Helens life.

We’ve chronicled the highs and the lows, reporting from every district and every street.

As the Editor of St Helens’ longest-established newspaper, I know how important it is for our journalists to really know every inch of their patch.

That’s why, from May 26, we’ll no longer be a office-bound news organisation.

Instead, our team of roving journalists will spend their days out and about investigating the issues that really matter to St Helens.

We’ll be interviewing, reporting and filing news stories from out on the beat.

Our journalists, armed with the latest technology, can now create a virtual office space anywhere in the borough, so it has never been easier to get out and report directly from the thick of the action.

Of course, we’ll still be providing a place where our readers can visit and speak face-to-face with our journalists.

We will hold a twice-weekly surgery at the Citadel in Water Street every Tuesday and Wednesday, where you can visit and discuss the issues that matter with your local journalist.

What all this means is that we’ll still be bringing you the same unrivalled package of news, sport and features in paper every Wednesday and online 24/7 on our website or on Facebook and Twitter.

And it has never been easier to get in touch with either our news or advertising teams, by calling one of the numbers opposite.

For the many folk who prefer to pick up their weekly St Helens Reporter in person from our Claughton Street office, we’ve made it easier than ever.

The Reporter is now on sale in a growing number of outlets across the borough (listed below).

Anyone wishing to place a birth, death or marriage advertisement will be able to take advantage of our free online service or speaking directly to one our operators.

So, from May 26, when our Claughton Street office finally closes its doors, we’ll be closer to you, our readers. Closer to the stories that really matter to you. Closer to the community we’ve served for the past 150 years.

It is a privilege to serve this great town and one we will continue to fulfil with the same commitment and passion as we always have.