VIDEO: Fresh look for your Harrogate Advertiser

The Harrogate Advertiser has a new look for spring, with improved sections, new content and better design and layouts for existing features too.

We have been listening to our readers, through face to face forums, through feedback to our journalists and to me as the editor, and through social media and feedback online.

Your fresh-look Harrogate Advertiser

Your fresh-look Harrogate Advertiser

You told us you wanted an improved Listings column, with advance diary dates too.

You said you wanted a good walking column, with an easy to read map. And more focus on local groups, and local drama.

And better sections within the newspaper so you could find content in one place - for example school news.

And you wanted a return to the entertainments guide WoW247 sitting in the centre of the newspaper so it can be pulled out

We have more plans in the pipeline too, for a new 'Retro' column in April, and a new retail column to chart the new shop and cafe openings.

And this week we have launched a Harrogate Advertiser campaign to support all those independent shops and cafes and bars which are the lifeblood of our town

The new index on page 2 and 3 is intended to make the newspaper much easier to navigate, and it has been designed in a much more modern way.

The fresh look for our content in print mirrors the changes we have made to bring you all your local news online too. The Harrogate Advertiser now has an app to download, and already hundreds of readers have taken advantage of that.

In April, we also launch our new responsive website, so you can access all your local news, all day, every day, in whichever way you want to read it.

As always, we would like your views. What do you think of the newspaper? Do you enjoy the information we provide on our website? How can we continue to improve the type of content we offer our audiences in print and online?

Email me, jean.macquarrie@jpress.co.uk and let me know what you think.

Your opinions are important in shaping how we deliver local news now and in future