An independent publisher specialising in local “positive news” titles has further expanded with the launch of a third newspaper.
Now it has also announced the launch of Stockton & Billingham Life, while plans for a fourth title to serve an as-yet-unnamed area have also been revealed.
The three titles are all free and available only via pick-up.
Director Dirk van der Werff said: “We have proved the concept of positive news, our public love it. The advertisers also love the fact that their products and services are not up against rape trials, one-punch knock-outs and stabbings.
“We have now been established more than two years and employ over 20 people – most of them ex-newspaper journalists, production staff and administrators.
“We have a small and happy team who know their jobs inside out and who are all thrilled to be ‘back at the coal-face’ and we have just added a further two media sales staff for the new title.
“In a declining industry, in one of the most deprived areas of the country we are a true success story and in the next year we are ramping up our ambitions in all departments and see where we go. We are all very excited about what we have achieved already and by our plans for the future.”