Archant Ventures Launched To Champion Local Entrepreneurship

Archant is launching a new unit called Archant Ventures to champion local entrepreneurship within the community. Archant Ventures will invest in local organisations that show real growth potential – to accelerate their success, create...


LDR Gets Inside Track On Oldham’s Battle To Avoid Becoming ‘The Next Leicester’

A Local Democracy Reporter used her experience of reporting on local politics in Oldham to get the inside track as fears mounted that the town would be locked down following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. In a piece for Behind Local New...


Pandemic Sees Millions Of Extra Users Accessing Local News Websites

Local media audiences have grown significantly during the coronavirus pandemic as people seek out trusted news and information during the crisis.  Press Gazette reported that 2.2 million extra people visited local news websites in...


Archant Launches Digital Archive ‘Local Recall’

Archant has launched Local Recall; a new digital archive with millions of news articles dating back to 1870.  They partnered with artificial intelligence company, ubisend, to transform 150 years of archived newspapers, making hist...


Reach Announces Creation Of Three New Regional ‘Live’ Sites

Reach plc has announced the continued expansion of its digital network of regional news brands, committing to a further three launches in June. New sites confirmed will be NorthantsLive, HampshireLive and SussexLive. The first site to market wil...