Journalists preparing to publish a new newspaper in the town where a regional daily went weekly earlier this year have launched a website.
Scarborough Voice will be published three times a week from September and has been set up after the Scarborough Evening News moved to weekly publication in May.
Journalists who lost their jobs on the News as a result of the frequency change will be among the eight-person team behind the new title which will be published on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with an initial print run of 10,000.
A Scarborough Voice website is now live and Steven Thurston, a co-founder and designer, said it had already received a good response.
He said: “We wanted the website to be easy to use, and easy for people in the community to send in content. We have already had almost 500 views and we have only been live for 2 days.
“People have already started to send us content and we want to encourage as many people to use the site as possible, so we can have the best possible launch for our newspaper, with the community truly contributing to it.
“Anyone can contribute to our newspaper, and this is another point of contact for anyone who wishes to do so.”
The team is now aiming for the paper to be published for the first time on Wednesday 19 September.
The 20-page paper is due to go on sale at 25p – half the price of the old Evening News and a quarter of the new £1 weekly version.
The Scarborough News was one of the five Johnston Press daily titles to go weekly last month, along with the Halifax Courier, Northampton Chronicle & Echo, Northants Telegraph and Peterborough Telegraph.