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The Cornishman goes digital. Innovative paper offers readers an online edition of The Cornishman.

By CMDave  |  Posted: January 21, 2013

The Cornishman has launched an online digital edition.

The Cornishman has launched an online digital edition.

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Britain's most westerly weekly paper has launched an online edition for the first time in its history.

The Cornishman's new digital page turner is aimed at Cornish expats who live away but are still interested in keeping up with the news in their former community.

It is viewable on a PC, laptop or tablet device and contains the same mix of news, sport, entertainment, property, motors and classifieds as the paper.

One digital copy of The Cornishman will carry the same £1 cover price as the paper, with discounts for longer term subscriptions. For example readers who sign up to 24 weeks worth of subscription will only pay £20, receiving 4 weeks for free.

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Editor Jacqui Walls said: "Cornwall has a huge diaspora, with more Cornish people living in Australia than currently live in the county itself.

"Taking this into account, plus the prohibitive cost of postage for some of our readers who live outside the area, encouraged us to start looking at ways in which we could get the paper to them.

"It launched just before Christmas and feedback has already been very positive with people living across the Tamar and abroad.

To check out the online edition, log on to www.cornishman.co.uk. To keep up with more news from The Cornishman 'like' us on Facebook

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  • Big_Ger  |  January 21 2013, 8:14PM

    Unfortunately people have got too used to getting free content from the net (some of us pay a quid for the Times of course.) Small niche operations like the Cornishman have no option but to charge, their ability to draw advertisers is limited. Will this lead to them closing down? Only time will tell.

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  • CMDave  |  January 21 2013, 7:21PM

    Shagrats as it is a weekly paper it would only cost £4 per month, not the £25 you have suggested. Not for everyone but a nice option for people to have. All the best, Dave.

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  • shagrats  |  January 21 2013, 5:06PM

    They have not really thought the pricing through ! I get all my news from the net for free. So why pay 25 quid a month ?

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