Subscriptions frequently asked questions

We passionately believe in the value of good trusted journalism and providing in-depth local news coverage. If you share that belief you can experience the benefits of unlimited advert-light news access from journalists you know and trust on your favourite devices - subscribe today.

With a digital subscription you will experience up to 80% less advertising, this means faster loading pages and ultimately a much better user experience.

We provide unrivalled local, trusted news coverage and only subscribers can enjoy our content in an unrestricted advert-light environment.

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Reader rewards are hundreds of offers, deals and discounts available exclusively to subscribers. Find out more

Ad-light subscriptions

Many of our readers understand that our journalism is increasingly funded by the display advertising that appears on our website. But, we also understand that some find this advertising intrusive. So we are now offering readers the chance to enjoy our content in an ad-light environment.


Pages load faster

Advertising systems can cause delayed loading of webpages.

With Ad-light, pages load up to 80% faster


Advertising-light reading

Large or intrustive ad formats can obscure the content you are most interested in.

With Ad-light, you won’t see any intrusive ad formats and will only see advertising for local businesses


Reduced bandwidth

We understand the concerns of our readers - advertising consumes bandwidth.

Up to 80% less bandwidth with Ad-light


Support our journalism

Advertising, in print and online, is our major source of revenue.

An Ad-light subscription is a great way to enjoy our content and support this important service.

Are you also interested in getting a newspaper delivered to your door? Get your newspaper safely dropped straight through the letterbox.

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