A regional daily has increased pagination and introduced new sections after being relaunched with a new look.
Sheffield daily The Star unveiled its new look to readers yesterday with 24 extra pages of content over the course of a week.
The Johnston Press title has been redesigned under the final phase of relaunches at the regional publisher, which will see all its titles given a new look by the middle of the year.
Writing about the relaunch, Star editor Jeremy Clifford wrote: “We have worked with some of the best designers in the world to come up with a new look that makes The Star modern, fresh and bright, evolving the design of your newspaper.
“However, we have gone far beyond just giving The Star a new design.
“We have pored over our content to see what we can improve, listened to our readers to hear what they like and what they would like more of and added new sections and supplements.”
The new-look Star will feature new pages of community news, nostalgia features, good-news photos, a new Style supplement and a revamped Class Act pullout on local schools.
At the News Letter, both the paper and the website have been relaunched in an “exciting week” for the title.
Johnston Press launched its first new-look website last month at Portsmouth’s The News and it will be rolled out across the group over the coming months.
The News Letter’s site has a new navigation to help users find their way around, with a new What’s On section and an improved player for its videos.
Tweets, offers and services are also more prominently displayed, along with contact information for staff at the title, and the changes were made following research with readers.
“I really believe our new-look site will help our audience to find and enjoy our great online content and services.”
The News Letter’s relaunched paper includes journalist and broadcaster Lynda Bryans as a new weekly columnist, and extra content across news, business, features and sport.
And the Lancashire Evening Post’s new-look title includes a new lifestyle supplement called Your Life.