Mercury readers can save money on their weekly paper while supporting local shops with our great subscription offer.
If you sign up before November 3, you can get your copy of the new-look Mercury for just 52p every week.
When you subscribe, we will send out a set of vouchers that can be used at all good local retailers for a huge saving on your weekly paper.
Plus, by taking advantage of this great offer you can support your village shop or neighbourhood newsagent.
Ryhall Road Post Office in Stamford is one of the shops taking part in the subscription scheme.
Owner Pete Sunner said: “It’s a great saving. We have been recommending that customers look at the offer because it’s a big discount for them.
“All small businesses are going through tough times so for people to shop locally is very important for us.
“I back the Mercury and encourage our customers to sign up to the subscription scheme.”
Co-owner of Dhillon’s News and General Stores in Westfields, Easton-on-the-Hill, Rajbant Dhillon, added: “By subscribing you get better value from the paper.
“We also deliver to Easton-on-the-Hill, Collyweston and Duddington so all these customers can save.”
To take advantage of the subscription offer, simply visit www.subscriptionline.co.uk and select the Stamford, Rutland or Bourne edition of the Mercury from the drop-down list.
On Friday last week the Mercury team manned a stall in High Street, Stamford, to show off the new-look newspaper.
During a busy day they gave away 150 goodie bags to customers who bought the new-look Mercury. Hundreds more goodie bags have been given out at selected shops.
The team also took the time to see what readers thought of the new design and content of their 300-year-old paper.
Robert Loomes, 43, of Kings Road, Stamford, who bought a new-look Mercury, was a fan of the new design.
He said: “It looks fresh and it looks crisp.
“You’ve kept the feel of the Mercury as a local weekly newspaper but it’s a lot sharper and more up-to-date.”
Nick Nixon, 26, of West Road, Bourne, also purchased a newspaper at the market stall.
He said: “I like the fact that all the news is very readable on every page.
“It has the same similar style to many national newspapers which makes it more appealing.
“The new style gives an importance to every story and article.”
Kesriel Humphries-Allen, of Conduit Road, Stamford, gave her first impression on the new-look Mercury.
She said: “It does seem to be more modern without being disturbingly so and it seems fresher.”
Mercury editor Eileen Green said: “I’d like to thank everyone who has let us know what they think of the new-look Mercury.
“We are proud of our 300-year-old newspaper and hope readers enjoy it.”