Receive free news alerts to your phone via WhatsApp


Eastbourne Herald and Gazette readers can now sign up to get major breaking news alerts sent directly to their mobile phones.

Reporters are using WhatsApp, an instant messaging app for smartphones.

The free service using the popular messaging app means readers can subscribe to receive alerts for news.

The beauty is that the alerts come straight to you so you are always up to date.

All you have to do is make sure you have WhatsApp downloaded on your phone and send us a text to subscribe.

Subscribers will get a daily bulletin of our top stories, any breaking news alerts and pictures.

The service uses the broadcast function so readers’ details will be kept secret from other users.

The Eastbourne Herald and Gazette will also not share readers’ information with other companies.

To get involved sign up now and it takes just a few seconds to join and is free.

Firstly, download WhatsApp to your smartphone and ensure notifications are switched on.

Save our WhatsApp number which is 07803505523 in your phone as Eastbourne Herald.

Send us a message via WhatsApp to 07803505523 as we need those details to ensure you get the alerts.

Once we’ve added you to our broadcast list, you will receive one alert a day with links to the latest headlines plus alerts for major breaking news stories.