A message to our readers
The News Guardian is saying cheerio today - but we'll be back soon.
As a free newspaper that is delivered across our area it is simply not possible nor sensible to continue publication during the current lockdown.
Even if we wanted to, the third party distribution networks on which we rely are rightly unable to oblige in these most challenging of circumstances. But we are not deserting our loyal readers and advertisers, far from it. In these most challenging of times, our free website www.newsguardian.co.uk will carry all the news to ensure you keep up to date with what is happening in the area.
Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards anywhere in the world. Our content is universally trusted - as all independent research proves.
As Baroness Barran said in a House of Lords debate this week on the importance of journalists: "Not only are they a trusted source of facts, but they will have a role to play in rallying communities and getting the message across about how we can keep ourselves and our families safe, and protect our NHS. Undoubtedly, they have a critical role."
We hope to return when it is possible to do so and we hope that you will continue to support us with your advertising.
In the meantime, we thank all our readers and advertisers for their understanding and support - and we wish you all the best in the coming weeks.
Keep safe, and follow the Government advice.
Joy Yates, Editorial Director