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Daily’s sister website axes rolling live news blog

Dion JonesA regional daily’s companion website has ended its daily live news blog citing changing reader habits.

North Wales Live, the sister site of the Daily Post, has announced it will no longer run a live blog, which has formed part of its online coverage for a number of years.

The move was announced by Dion Jones, who took over as editor of the titles last month.

Dion said the change would mean readers would no longer have to scroll through “endless blog updates”.

In the announcement, he wrote: “We here at North Wales Live are changing our daily live coverage.

“For years we’ve been running a live blog on our website, bringing you the latest news, sport and views from across the region’s six counties and beyond every single day.

“However, over time we’ve noticed that your habits have changed.

“Readers are now more interested in looking at the latest updates when it’s most convenient for them in their day – rather than having to scroll the endless blog updates to find the news that matters most to you.”

The live blog ended last Friday.

In his message to readers, Dion added: “We know how important live coverage is to you and in fact, we plan on doing more of it on specific events.

“Whether it’s the latest updates during bad weather, live coverage of a major incident or an up to the minute account of a key coronavirus press conference, we’ll continue to ‘go live’ on the stories most important to the people of North Wales.

“And we’ll still be working seven days of the week, from early in the morning to late at night, to bring you the latest news as it happens.

“The ending of the live blog will also free up a lot of space on the homepage – so you won’t have to scroll down the page or the app to see what the latest updates are or find the news you’re looking for.”