Cheery newspaper launched

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A community newsletter that will focus solely on positive news has been launched in the North-East.

Coastal View will be distributed to 20,000 homes and businesses in the Redcar and Cleveland area.

The 16-page free colour tabloid is to be part funded from a local enterprise grant and advertising, any profits that the newspaper makes will be invested into the community.

Editor David Honeywell told Press Gazette: “I was thinking of launching a newspaper of some description and after a bit of market research it was clear people in the area wanted something a bit more positive.

“There is lots of positive news of regeneration in the area and businesses launching and this sort of positive stuff just doesn’t get much coverage.”

The newspaper is part of a social enterprise that Honeywell hopes will also involve training local children in journalism.

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