"Hear ye, hear ye!" New Tewkesbury Echo on its way

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By MPellatt1969 | Thursday, January 17, 2013, 14:53

There are less than two weeks to go until The Gloucestershire Echo launches its new special edition for Tewkesbury. 

As of January 30, The Tewkesbury Echo will be hitting the shelves every Wednesday, and promises to be packed with all the news, sport and pictures from the town and surrounding area.

Editor Kevan Blackadder has been out and about in the town spreading the word, and was caught on camera in the abbey grounds today talking to town crier Mike Kean-Price about the new Tewkesbury Echo.

"In addition to the news we bring six days a week in The Echo and online, there will be a new Tewkesbury Echo every Wednesday on sale in the town and throughout the area, bringing readers more Tewkesbury news than ever before," he said.

"We'll be adding lots of columnists, lots of news, lots of opinions - it's going to be an edition very much for the people of Tewkesbury."

"This is great news," said Mike Kean-Price. "It's about time Tewkesbury had its own paper.

"There's a great story to tell in this ancient market town. 

"Everybody knows about the abbey. Everybody knows about the War of the Roses. But there's a lot more to Tewkesbury.

"You've got history and modern life, cheek by jowl. The whole thing works together," he continued. 

"We've got big trading estates on the outside; we've got light industry; we've got a myriad shops. A visit to Tewkesbury is just a lovely experience.

"I always tell people: 'Welcome to Tewkesbury, centre of the Universe!'" he laughed.

As well as the new Tewkesbury Echo and daily breaking news on TiG, there is also this fantastic new community website for the area.

Tewkesbury People provides a platform for people to share their news, pictures, views and business reviews, so if you haven't already done so, why not register today and tell everyone why you love living in the area?

In summing up, the editor said: "We want our readers to help us produce a paper that really matters to them and the area.

"If you have any ideas for what should be in the paper please contact me, our Tewkesbury reporter Robin Jenkins or go online at Tewkesbury People, create your own profile and start uploading your own news, views, stories, reviews, pictures and events."

* Be sure to tell your newsagent to order the new Tewkesbury Citizen every Wednesday from January 30, or call 01242 278047 to arrange delivery to your door.

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