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Publisher launches news page for children across all of its regional papers

A publisher has teamed up with a national newspaper to launch a weekly children’s news page across its portfolio of regional newspapers.

JPIMedia has launched the ‘Children’s Home Page’ with First News, a newspaper aimed at children aged between seven and 14.

The page will be published every week across JPIMedia’s entire portfolio, offering news and puzzles for younger readers.

First News has itself been published weekly across the country for 15 years.

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First News editor in chief Nicky Cox said: “Our mission is to encourage a better world by ensuring the next generation is better informed than the last.

“While children make up 27pc of the world’s people, they are 100pc of the future. Our hope is that First News will play its part in supporting young people to become engaged, interested and active global citizens.

“We are thrilled to be working with JPIMedia to reach even more children across the United Kingdom and see the ‘Children’s Home Page’ as just the starting point for a long and impactful partnership.”

Tina Callcutt, director of content sales at JPIMedia, added: “Ensuring that children have great access to reliable information from a safe and trusted environment in the era of fake news is of utmost importance.

“We are delighted to be partnering up with First News to help bring local knowledge and news for those aged seven to 14 as part of our regular content offering.”