A poll of readers has prompted a raft of changes to the Exeter Express and Echo, in a bid to make the paper easier to read, more useful and better value.
Design and content issues were at the top of the list, with a number of changes being implemented.
The size of text in the paper has been enlarged to make it easier to read, while page numbers have been made bigger so readers can find their way through the paper more quickly.
Extra colour pages have been added.
A new, more detailed, what’s on section has been introduced. “We aim to make it Exeter’s most comprehensive events guide,” said editor Steve Hall.
The family announcements page has also been changed after readers said they didn’t like the fact that death notices appeared next to the happy birthday messages.
The celebratory advertisements have now been moved to the main classified section, leaving the death notices on their own on P10.
“We hope readers will agree that the new-look Echo is a big improvement on the old, without in any way threatening our passionate commitment to serve our city with a strong, vibrant, campaigning newspaper,” said Mr Hall.
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