Johnston Press has launched live news blogs on the websites of 12 of its regional dailies and weekly titles.
The regional publisher has created the rolling news feeds at the titles, which will see the ScribbleLive tool used by news teams to instantly update website users with news, sport, traffic and other information.
Titles involved in the project are The Scotsman, Edinburgh Evening News, Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening Post, Blackpool Gazette, Lancashire Evening Post, Shields Gazette, Hartlepool Mail, Northampton Chronicle, Peterborough Telegraph, The News in Portsmouth and The Star in Sheffield.
The titles are the first in JP to launch 24/7 live news blogs, although some other regional publishers already use them, including Trinity Mirror which first trialled them in 2012.
At The Star, the rolling news feed, pictured below, was launched on Wednesday and the title invited website users to have their say on local news and sport on Twitter, using the hashtag #starlive.
In addition to content generated by its own staff, The Star Live will pull together Sheffield related content from Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
In a story about the launch, acting head of digital Ben Green wrote: “The Star Live will bring you all the latest local breaking news and sport, and will also give you an insight into life in our newsroom.
“It will also be the place for you to join in the debate on what’s going on in and around Sheffield.
“You can have your say on the important local news and sport issues on Twitter by using the hashtag #starlive.
“We will also be running daily polls on the hot issues of the day, so make sure you make your vote count.”