Newspapers drive community engagement

THE latest in a series of videos about the role and importance of community newspapers has been launched by The Border Watch.

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Our latest video features South East people talking about why they value the broad content of the newspaper and how it impacts on their engagement with the people, events, news and sport of the region.

Meanwhile, a new weekly section will begin next week in our Tuesday edition, focusing on country living.

Featuring the return of popular South East reporter Chris Oldfield with her Bird in the Bush column, it will also include recipes and may expand in the coming months to include home, garden and wellbeing advice. 

"Check it out next week as we continue to add more value to your local newspaper," The Border Watch general manager Robin Reid said.

Meanwhile, an offer of one month free trial subscriptions for the eEdition of The Border Watch continues at

"The take-up of our offer has been strong and allows people to have each complete edition of the newspaper in digital form sent direct to their inbox so they never miss a story, advertisement, classifieds notice or other item of interest," Mr Reid said.

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