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More than 160 regional papers join ‘all-you-can-read’ subscription service

Ranj BegleyMore than 160 regional newspapers have joined an e-reading platform that allows users to view unlimited content for a flat rate.

Reach plc’s regional portfolio of print titles have joined Readly, which offers “all-you-can-read” access to participating papers and magazines for £9.99 each month.

More than 6,300 titles are available to subscribers to the service.

Ranj Begley, chief content officer at Readly, has welcomed the move.

Ranj, pictured, said: “At a time of verified journalism and trusted news being so important, we are delighted to welcome such a broad offering of regional newspapers to our platform.

“Read locally and across the UK, we know that our subscribers will be eager to read their favourite regional newspaper, alongside the broad range of titles available as part of a Readly subscription.

“The focus on strengthening our newspaper portfolio continues and data shows that access to newspapers on Readly increases reading engagement.

“We can see that reading activity is increasing, both total reading time and average reading time, and we have noted a significant increase in subscribers who use our app on a daily basis in countries such as the UK.

“We also note tendencies of a positive spillover effect on magazine reading as well as a new group that only reads the dailies.”