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New app coming and free digital editions of the NWN and Newbury & Thatcham Advertiser

DURING the unprecedented coronavirus crisis, the Newbury Weekly News can be relied upon to provide trustworthy local news and information about the situation.

Since the start of the outbreak we have seen record digital audiences on our newburytoday website as concerned members of the public seek accurate local information amid all the rumours and false information on social media.

We recognise that in these worrying times, the need for accurate, honest reporting is greater than ever – and the NWN is dedicated to providing that trusted news.

We also recognise that in the coming weeks and months you may find it harder than usual to pick up a copy of your Newbury Weekly News.

So we will shortly be launching a new app called IM News, which will be free for smartphone or iPad users for a month.

Visit subsaver.co.uk/imn and enter the code TRUST. You will then be able to download the app from the Apple or Google Play Stores.

From this week, the NWN will also provide free, up-to-date digital editions of all our publications.

Just go to newburytoday.co.uk and click on ‘digital editions’.

This free service uses the latest technology to enable you to read our publications wherever you may be.

These digital editions will display on your desktop PC or Mac and mobile devices.

There is no charge as we want to provide as many members of the public as possible with reliable, up-to-date local information throughout the coronavirus situation.

The Newbury Weekly News will also be launching a new weekly podcast shortly, to keep people informed.

Today (Thursday, March 19) we report about the launch of a new Community Support Hub for West Berkshire that will give help to people worried about the crisis.

Charities, West Berkshire Council and the Newbury Weekly News have joined forces to provide help to the elderly and vulnerable and also inform people how they can volunteer.

Our website newburytoday.co.uk and our popular social media platforms are also free to use – find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, WhatsApp and Apple News.

We do charge 20p to read some premium stories on newburytoday, but we will not charge for any coronavirus stories.

Newbury Weekly News editor Andy Murrill said: “At this time of crisis, the NWN will be a calm and trusted voice, giving you the information you need to best cope with coronavirus.

“Our new digital services will give people free access to our journalism wherever they are.

“We also urge people to use the Community Support Hub if they need assistance or are offering to become a volunteer.

“If we all work together we can get West Berkshire through this situation.

“And in these difficult times, please continue to support your local newspaper.

“We need you now more than ever to help us to continue to provide the trusted news we know you value so much.”

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