The Armidale Express is switching on a new-look website and expanding its subscription offering for online readers with unlimited access to the award-winning journalism of the New England's No. 1 news source, The Northern Daily Leader.
Visitors to armidaleexpress.com.au will be invited to register and subscribe from Tuesday, March 22, when package details for new subscribers will be released.
Existing Armidale Express digital subscribers will enjoy the extra reading at their current subscription price for up to 12 months.
The Armidale Express' new subscription offering unlocks all of the breaking New England news, sport, opinion, food, culture and lifestyle content produced by the The Northern Daily Leader and publisher ACM's other mastheads in the region, such as the Inverell Times, as well as the latest in news, sport, travel and more from around Australia and the world.
Subscription packages include access to the digital replica of Friday's Armidale Express newspaper and each day's edition of the The Northern Daily Leader, allowing users to flip through every page of the paper and view articles as they appear in the printed version.
Subscribers also get daily access to interactive puzzles, including crosswords, Sudoku and the trivia quiz.
The new-look Armidale Express website will be faster to load and easier to read on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop, ensuring that your favourite local news, sport, community information and opinion is optimised for viewing on any device wherever you are.
The refreshed site design launching Tuesday draws heavily on the feedback of hundreds of online users in the New England, with a sleek and uncluttered look and new streamlined functions designed to make it easier to find the latest news and enjoy and share your favourite reading.
Editor Laurie Bullock said the Armidale Express was responding to feedback from subscribers.
"The challenges of the past two years have shown how important local news is to our community," he said.
"By listening to our loyal subscribers and offering access to the The Northern Daily Leader and our other mastheads covering the New England we're giving them the best possible value, with all the Armidale news plus the best coverage of the rest of the region.
"I hope this new offer attracts even more Armidale Express subscribers so we can continue delivering the news that Armidale relies on to stay informed."
The Armidale Express and The Northern Daily Leader are part of ACM, Australia's largest independent media company.
The ACM network of 140 news websites and newspapers stretches into every state and territory, reaching 6.4 million regional, rural and suburban Australians a month.
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