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Hot off the press - county's new weekly newspapers arrive

The first editions of Gloucestershire's new weekly newspapers, the Gloucester Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo , were published today.

They replace the daily editions of both titles which were printed for the last time at the weekend.

The new weekly newspapers are packed with news and extend to a mammoth 204 pages including the news sections and Property and Living and GL Weekend supplements.

Owners Trinity Mirror's designers have been busy giving the newspapers a fresh, new look with interesting features and eye-catching graphics. The price is £1.50p.

The switch to weekly publications reflects the changing ways we all gather news both in print and online. Trinity Mirror say more people get daily news online at sites such as gloucestershirelive.co.uk

There is a new Stroud edition of the Citizen to replace the weekly Stroud Life newspaper and Trinity Mirror's Bristol-based Western Daily Press newspaper is printing a Gloucestershire edition.

Speaking on BBC Radio Gloucestershire today the new editor of both the Citizen and Echo, Rachael Sugden, said she was "really pleased" with the new weeklies.

"It is a birthing process. Anybody who works in print media will understand the effort that goes into putting out a paper at any point," she said.

"But creating new ones is an even greater challenge. The design team, the journalists and everyone who has been involved in this project has been absolutely phenomenal and I am really proud of them."

Ms Sugden said the weekly newspapers were something readers could relax with as they delved into local news. But the Citizen and Echo would still be holding local politicians to account.

Punchline welcomes the arrival of the Citizen and Echo weekly editions and we are impressed with the stylish new look of the publications. Local newspapers play a vital role in local democracy and are the eyes and ears of the people.

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