The Mercury team set up stall in Stamford today (Friday) to show off their new-look newspaper.
The 300-year-old newspaper is fresher, brighter and includes new features on top of our usual offerings of news, sport, entertainments, property, motors and more.
During a busy day the team gave away 150 goodie bags with the new-look Mercury. Hundreds more goodie bags have been given out at selected shops.
This week’s paper also comes with a great reader offer thanks to Lunchbuns in Stamford. Cut out the coupon in this week’s paper and get a free cup of tea or coffee at the sandwich bar. Plus, you could win a children’s party at Mini Monsters Softplay in Oakham.
The Mercury team took great pleasure in hearing what readers thought about the newspaper today.
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 Stamford 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 people enjoy it.”
Why not tell us what you think of your new Mercury. What parts of the Mercury do you like or not like? Is there anything else you would like to see?