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Regional publisher launches second city news website this month

A website covering news in one of the UK’s biggest cities has been launched by a regional publisher.

Media Scotland, part of Trinity Mirror, has announced the launch of Glasgow Live, which will cover local news, weather, traffic, what’s on and lifestyle.

The announcement comes after Trinity Mirror announced the launch of Dublin Live, a digital-only project set up to cover the Republic of Ireland’s capital city, earlier this month.

The site will be edited by Gregor Kyle, currently an online sports reporter for Trinity Mirror’s Glasgow-based title the Daily Record, which will continue to have its own standalone website.

A test screenshot of the new Glasgow Live website

A test screenshot of the new Glasgow Live website

All content will be originally produced by a dedicated team of six journalists, and an overall team of more than 10 – including columnists and marketing staff .

Contributors include Observer columnist Kevin McKenna, comedian Robert Florence and phototgrapher Elaine Livingstone.

The website, set to go live this coming Monday, is the third to be launched by Trinity Mirror under the ‘Live’ brand – after Dublin Live and Belfast Live, which was launched last year.

Said Gregor: “We will be taking a positive approach to our stories and won’t be telling our readers what to think about an issue, instead delivering the facts in a completely neutral voice.

“We will also be embracing all forms of digital and social media and interacting with our readers across a range of platforms, putting them at the heart of the news.

“This is a great opportunity for both myself as editor and for my talented group of young journalists to tell the story of our great city and to provide a platform for all Glaswegians to make their voices heard.”

Allan Rennie, managing director of Media Scotland, added: “Trinity Mirror has a strong track record of launching standalone digital websites and we’re following the formula by producing strong and engaging local journalism for the people Glasgow.

“Based in the heart of the city we’re in the perfect place to serve and build a loyal digital audience. Gregor has put together a quality editorial team who will reflect the lives and loves of Glaswegians every day.”

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  • April 12, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    ” reflect the lives and loves of Glaswegians every day.” So on the mock up home page that’s :
    Bodies pulled from the water
    Women in boots
    Is it worth returning to work?
    and having a pint with the dog

    Quality stuff guys!
    Go go Glasgow!

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