Heralding a new era for your local newspaper

The Bucks Herald has published some iconic front pages over the years, such as our health care petition on September 6 2006 - check out the souvenir edition next week for many classic splashes.
The Bucks Herald has published some iconic front pages over the years, such as our health care petition on September 6 2006 - check out the souvenir edition next week for many classic splashes.
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The countdown has begun towards a new era for the Bucks Herald.

On Wednesday, May 30, the Herald will change from its traditional broadsheet format into a modern compact style.

An internationally renowned Spanish design team has been brought in to oversee the historic makeover.

Readers and advertisers alike will benefit from the bright design which will incorporate all your regular features, news and sport. Plus there will be some exciting new content to reflect the paper’s commitment to Aylesbury and the surrounding villages.

The new format will be easy to read, easy to handle and easy on the eye.

So although it is a sad farewell to 180 years of history it is a big, warm welcome to a new beginning.

And to welcome your new-look Herald there will be plenty of giveaways and promotion around the town. Lookout for our interactive computer screens and promotion teams that will be in your neighbourhood in the coming weeks.

Editor Roger Hawes said: “This will be an exciting and defining moment for the Bucks Herald.

“Aylesbury Vale is changing. The town is growing at a very fast rate and modernising. The Bucks Herald needs to recognise and embrace these changes.

“The new paper will incorporate many of the traditional aspects of the area and remain truly local. But it will also recognise the growth in digital media and advertising and the expansion of online journalism.

“The final souvenir broadsheet paper goes out next week and will have a comprehensive look back at the golden years of the Bucks Herald , from its first issue on Saturday, January 7, 1832 to the present day.

“I would expect there to be quite a demand for the last broadsheet edition and advise readers to order a copy in advance through their local newsagent.”