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Gazette moves into new town centre offices

WARM RECEPTION ... Shields Gazette receptionist Joyce Auty outside the new office in Beach Road, South Shields.

WARM RECEPTION ... Shields Gazette receptionist Joyce Auty outside the new office in Beach Road, South Shields.

THE Shields Gazette is on the move today – but we’re still based at the heart of the borough.

We have found a new home in Beach Road, South Shields – directly opposite the Town Hall.

Our reporting and reception staff have re-located from our old offices in the town’s Chapter Row, where the newspaper has been based since before the Second World War.

The building is to be demolished as part of the ambitious £100m ‘South Shields 365’ masterplan, aimed at revitalising our town centre over the next decade.

That work is expected to start in October with a cinema and restaurants earmarked for the site.

But from our new offices at 7 Beach Road we will still be providing all the latest up-to-date news on what’s happening in South Tyneside.

And our reception staff will be available from Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. We can also be contacted on 501 5800 or by e-mail at gazette.news@northeast-press.co.uk

Our Facebook page is www.facebook.com/shieldsgazette and you can tweet us @shieldsgazette

Gazette editor Joy Yates said: “It is extremely important for us to remain in the centre of South Shields to continue our extensive coverage of South Tyneside.

“We look forward to welcoming our readers and advertisers to our new offices.”

Established in 1849, the Gazette is the oldest provincial evening newspaper in the UK.

It was originally established as a weekly paper – the North and South Shields Gazette – but became a daily after the repeal of Stamp Duty in 1855.

Later it became the Shields Gazette and Shipping Telegraph.

It is now part of Northeast Press, a division of Johnston Press.

Twitter: @shieldsgazpaul

 

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