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Publisher honours expansion pledge with weekly’s launch

An independent publisher has made good on its expansion pledge with the launch of a new newspaper.

Independent Media has launched Truro voice, a paid-for weekly serving the Cornish city.

Its launch comes after the company took a controlling stake in two papers, Newquay Voice and St Austell Voice, earlier this year.

At the time the company revealed plans to launch further weekly titles in the Voice family and expand existing titles with more pages of local news and sport coverage.

Truro Voice

The Truro paper launched a fortnight ago with a cover price of £1.

It splashed on a campaign to find the city’s “heroes of lockdown”.

The front page piece states: “Their actions are the very fabric of Truro and its surrounding areas – and they are indicative of the county as a whole.

“It is that fabric that this newspaper wants to unravel.

“We will devote the first month of our existence to shining the spotlight on people who have made a difference.”