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There are some exciting changes coming to your Eastbourne Herald.

Changes that will give you a better newspaper and more local news than ever before.

From Friday, October 3, your paper will include an additional eight-page centre section each week called “MyHerald”, packed with local community news from across the area.

We will be moving our popular Down Your Way section, written by local correspondents, from our sister paper the Gazette and into the Herald, giving you truly grass-roots coverage.

We will be adding into that mix each week pages of news from schools and from local clubs, societies and children’s groups, along with sections for readers’ pictures and for lively, local columnists.

At the same time, we shall be launching new editions for both Hailsham and for Seaford, the Hailsham Herald and the Seaford Herald, They, too, will include their very own eight-page “MyHerald” sections full of local content.

For the past year we have been asking readers what they want from their local paper.

The result will be a bigger and more local Herald than ever before in Eastbourne, in Hailsham and in Seaford, and for their surrounding villages.

The Hailsham Herald will replace the Hailsham Gazette, which will cease publication in a week’s time on Tuesday, September 23. The same will happen with the Seaford Gazette.

From then,for the very best of what’s happening in their areas, readers should look to the new Hailsham Herald and Seaford Herald which will come out on Friday, the same day as the Eastbourne Herald.

We asked readers what they wanted, and there was one resounding answer - more local news. More of the news that matters to them and to their lives.

Look out, too, for our popular puzzle pages, more nostalgia and our new “people in the news” pages, featuring more local faces than ever before.

We will be fighting the corner for all three towns, too – speaking up on your behalf and highlighting some of the great things happening which make you rightly proud of where you live.

All three newspapers will be at the heart of their communities. We want the Herald to be your voice, your choice – your paper.

Look out for us from Friday, October 3.

If you want to contribute some news to the new sections, or the new papers, email us on eastbourne.herald@jpress.co.uk or myherald.news@jpress.co.uk