THE people of Ashbourne have been putting the News Telegraph's brand new website through its paces.
As part of a new journey for the 'Stunner', we last week rolled out our first newspaper showcasing a new look, and now we've turned our attentions to the News Telegraph's popular website.
The new layout of our pages, at www.ashbournenewstelegraph.co.uk, allows for even more news and pictures to take centre stage and the goings-on in Ashbourne will be uploaded throughout 24 hours, seven days a week.
As well as the stories, pictures and videos that are sent to the website straight from our Market Place newsroom, News Telegraph readers will soon have a chance to upload their own news.
A new section will open up the website to everyone in the town wanting to make their voice heard.
Whether you want to talk about the traffic, promote an event, or show off your Shrovetide pictures, we will help you access our audience of nearly 30,000 users every month.
The owner of Ashbourne's pub of the year, Dave Leigh, had a look around the new layout while serving behind the bar at The Smith's Tavern in St John Street and gave his opinion.
He said: "My first thought is that it looks more up-to-the-minute and uncluttered, and its the news that's important on it.
"It's easy to find your way around using the tabs.
"And now we will have the ability to put our own pictures and comments on, it'll be nice to interact with the other readers of the paper. It really is a local website now.
"I would imagine events like Shrovetide will see people putting their pictures on so people can get a broader view of what's going on.
"I can use it to a degree for promoting my own business, I can put on competitions we're running, or events, or news about darts teams and things like that."
Mr Leigh added that he mainly finds himself on the website after checking stories on our Facebook and Twitter feeds, which are also populated all day, every day.
He said: "The stories I look for most are things like traffic problems – that's important – along with news on flooding and things like that.''
Our new-look website, which also features chances to have your say in polls, along with our classified adverts and a directory of local jobs and property, can be found at www.ashbournenewstelegraph.co.uk
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