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Editor vows football focus as new city title goes live

Laura HillAn editor has vowed football will be a “key focus” of a new city news website’s offering after becoming the fourth JPIMedia title to launch this month.

Newcastle World, the publisher’s latest online-only title, has gone live today following in the footsteps of its namesakes in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.

Editor Laura Hill has pledged to bring “exclusives, insight and analysis” on Newcastle United Football Club, in addition to news, business, politics and entertainment coverage.

In covering United’s fortunes, Newcastle World will compete for readers’ attention with regional titles including Reach plc daily The Chronicle and the Northern Echo, which is owned by Newsquest.

In a welcoming editorial, Laura wrote: “Newcastle World will showcase the best of the city, and we want to become a one-stop-shop for anyone who lives, works or plays in the city with city guides, what’s on, where to eat and drink and what issues are affecting life in Newcastle.

“With a daily newsletter that will share the top stories and happenings, the site will also offer a curated selection of news stories on business and politics on how it affects the people of Newcastle.

“Of course a key focus will be Newcastle United, with Liam Kennedy bringing exclusives, insight and analysis to NewcastleWorld’s coverage of all the action, on and off the pitch.”

Glasgow World, Liverpool World and Manchester World all launched last week, while sites covering Birmingham, Bristol, London and Wales are set to go live soon.

JPIMedia’s online editor Mark Thompson told HTFP: “We’re delighted to cut the ribbon on NewcastleWorld today on the back of the successful launches of Liverpool World, Manchester World, Glasgow World and our national title,

“We have another great team in place and we are looking forward to seeing the site grow and expand its coverage in one of the UK’s most vibrant and exciting cities.”