Relaunch of Star series announced

NORTHEAST Press are delighted to announce that the Peterlee Star, Washington Star and Seaham & Houghton Star will all soon re-launch as three separate new paid-for local newspapers for their respective communities.

An additional investment in journalism will mean three new bigger brighter and better designed papers covering more local news, sport and information.

The move comes on the back of numerous requests from readers and advertisers for a paid-for newspaper for these three areas.

The communities of Washington, Peterlee, Seaham and Houghton have all changed considerably since the Star Series was originally launched as a series of free newspapers and the time is now right for fresh new newspapers to reflect and support these increasingly important communities.

Additionally, the Peterlee Star website, will soon be joined by a new site for the Washington Star, with a Seaham & Houghton star website following shortly after. All three websites will incorporate improved social networking and commenting functionality and be an integral part of the new multi-media strategy for each newspaper.

The relaunch of the Star Series as quality paid-for newspapers and the associated increased digital opportunities will allow advertisers to benefit from a much improved environment in which to showcase their goods and services.