A trio of sister dailies have been relaunched this week with a “fresh, contemporary design” and additional content.
It features columns from former Sunderland AFC players as well as other pundits, plus news from other local football clubs.
Yesterday also saw the launch of lifestyle supplement Your Life across all three titles, which includes local celebrity features, health, fashion and fitness news.
Saturday’s editions will also see the relaunch of a “bigger and better” Weekend entertainment news supplement.
There has been no cover price rise as part of the relaunch of the three titles which are all owned by Johnston Press.
Joy Yates, editorial director at the newspapers, said: “”Reacting to feedback from readers, we have relaunched our titles with a fresh, contemporary design which includes more news, sport and lifestyle features.
“As well as additional news and community content, our sport coverage brings all the latest from the Sunderland, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool football camps as well as columns from top sports pundits Sky’s David Jones and ex-SAFC stars David Preece and Gary Rowell.
“A bigger and better Weekend supplement with more entertainment news rounds off the week.”