A weekly newspaper launched three years ago has expanded its print run by 1,000 copies due to soaring demand.
Your Local Paper, based in King’s Lynn, is now printing 23,000 copies each Friday after being told by distributors they were running out of copies every week.
The paper launched in March 2013 with an initial print run of 20,000, which has increased incrementally since.
Distributed in King’s Lynn, Downham Market and Hunstanton, the half-Berliner sized paper is available in supermarkets to newsagents across the area, as well as being given out to shoppers in town centres.
Managing director Alan Taylor said: “We kept being told that our papers were being picked-up so fast that they were running out so we have added another 1,000 on the print run.
“It is great that we are so popular that outlets want more and Your Local Paper is now firmly established as the paper with the most readers in West Norfolk.
“We have had great support from the start and the hard work of the dedicated team of local staff mean we are growing all the time and will continue to do so.”
Having started out with an initial pagination of 48, the paper has since more than doubled that to around the 100 mark each week.
Editor Donna Semmens said: “There were plenty of people ready to consign print to history, but here we are getting bigger and better.
“We know our area, our readers and our office door is open from nine to five so people can call in. No other paper in King’s Lynn can offer that degree of service.
“The emphasis has always been on ‘local’ and readers certainly appreciate that we are in the heart of the town and know what makes West Norfolk tick.
“The way Your Local Paper has been accepted is brilliant and we are very appreciative of everyone who has supported what we are doing and look forward to a long and happy relationship.”