Get set for a fresh new look at the Mail’s website

The Mail's Mark Thompson with the new-look website
The Mail's Mark Thompson with the new-look website
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THE Hartlepool Mail website is getting a new look for its great mix of local news, sport, entertainment and information.

If you’re accessing the desktop version later this week, you will notice a fresh new design and there is also a new navigation approach to help you find your way around the website.

And there’s more – a new ‘What’s On’ section, a ‘Picks of The Day’ slot on every article as well as the homepage, and an improved player for all the latest videos. In addition, tweets, offers and services are more prominently displayed, and so is contact information if you want to get in touch with the Mail team.

The changes have been made in response to customer feedback about the previous version of the website.

If you’ve been one of the many people who have been involved in our research programme, thank you for sharing your views – it’s been a great help.

Existing registered users should also still be able to use their current login for commenting on the site.

There will be further enhancements to the digital experience for users of – across web and mobile – in the coming months.

But all of your favourite content will still be available, and hopefully easier to access as a result of the changes we’ve made.

Last month, the Mail’s website attracted more than 130,000 unique users and recorded almost 1m page hits.

Editor Joy Yates said: “I’m delighted to be able to offer this significantly-improved experience for our desktop website users.

“I really believe our new-look site will help our audience to find and enjoy our great online content and services.

“But to make sure we’re doing the best possible job we can, I’m keen for as much feedback as possible.

“So please do let me know what you think by commenting online or responding to our survey.”

Log on to to complete the survey about our new-look website.

Anyone who replies to the survey will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win £100 of gift vouchers.

We look forward to finding out what you have to say about the new design.

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