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Website launched for papers left offline in shake-up

Two newspapers which were left without a website after a shake-up in the regional media have now launched a new one.

The Woking News & Mail and Woking Review remained part of Guardian Media Group when it agreed to sell the rest of its regional arm, GMG Regional Media, to Trinity Mirror earlier this year.

This meant the newspapers were left without a web presence because the Get Surrey website was included in the sale.

But journalists at the titles continued to publish news online with a WordPress blog and have now launched their fully-fledged website today.

  • This image shows how the the new website will look.
  • Editor Colin Parker said: “The News & Mail and Review have been lacking a strong web presence since a major shake-up in regional media in Surrey in April.

    “Now the town and its surrounding villages and urban areas will have their own dedicated site through which they can access all the latest Woking news, sport, and entertainment as well as larger breaking news from across the county of Surrey.

    “This is an exciting development for the News & Mail and Review and cements their place in the community as the best for news, sport, entertainment and business.

    “Figures have shown that Woking residents are among the most web-friendly and are also the most keen to comment on stories that affect them.

    “We are sure readers will find plenty on to supplement our two newspapers.”

    Each day, breaking stories by the 10-stong editorial team will be uploaded onto the site, which has been developed by a local firm, as well as sport, entertainment and features on travel, business and property.

    Interactive features available include blogs, videos, competitions, polls and a Twitter feed.