What is Newton-le-Willows News all about?
Newton-le-Willows News was launched in September 2020. We’re a community-focused positive news and lifestyle website for people living and working in Newton-le-Willows and Earlestown.
We want to celebrate all the good things that go on in our communities – the dedicated local volunteer groups, fantastic local events, businesses, services and places that make Newton-le-Willows and Earlestown so great.
We aim to:
- Celebrate and recognise the people, places and events that make us proud to live here.
- Champion local businesses and entrepreneurs, helping people choose to ‘shop & spend local’ and support the local economy.
- Keep people living and working in our communities up to date with events, news and information that has a positive impact on their lives.
Newton-le-Willows News is edited by me – Gemma Melling. I’m a former journalist and currently a digital content specialist, as well as being a mum of three girls. My husband Tony runs a small local business, too.
I live in Lowton, and the first local website I launched was Lowton & Golborne News, in May 2017. I decided to set up a second site for Newton-le-Willows because I know many people in Lowton & Golborne, like me, love to eat out or use small businesses in Newton – and vice versa. With so many independent businesses in our areas, I hope to bring everything together to help us all grow and thrive.
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