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Weekly’s new ‘easier to read’ design wins reader plaudits

A weekly newspaper which was redesigned with the aim of making it easier to use has won plaudits from readers.

The Hereford Times has relaunched with new fonts, a new colour scheme, better signposting and stronger use of pictures.

The running order of the Newsquest-owned Times has also been altered to create stronger sections, and some content changes have been made.

In addition, a new nostalgia page has been introduced, more space devoted to features and opinion, and a what’s on page has been included in the entertainment section.

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Editor Peter John said the paper looked “stylish, was easier to produce but, most importantly, was going down well with readers who liked its clarity”.

The redesign coincides with the appointment of news editor Ian Morris to the position of assistant editor at Newsquest’s Hereford office, which is also responsible for the Ludlow and Tenbury Advertisers.

Its cover price remains at £1.20.

Readers have shared their thoughts on the first of the new-look papers, which was published on Thursday, above.

Nick Semper, safer neighbourhood team inspector for Hereford City, said: “I loved it. It is bringing it right up to date and is a lot easier on the eye.”

On Twitter, Marie Eaton Smith ‏added: “Love the new look, easier to read and find items for a second look.”


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  • August 16, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    I take the reader ‘feedback’ with a pinch of salt but the front looks good.

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