Welcome to the new Courier website

Thank you for visiting the new Courier site.

We hope you like our updated look and the new features we will be able to offer now and in the future.

Since we launched the previous site in mid-2010, we have been pleased to see increasing numbers of people visiting to catch up on Courier stories and to share their views on the issues of the day.

With a new commenting system now in place, we hope you will find it easier than ever to get involved in debate subject, as always, to our house rules.

As well as improving the community features, we hope our new site will:perform better across devices, including on your mobile or smartphone provide more news as it happens and tell you how our newspaper will be analysing it in your next morning edition broaden our range of subjects, but always with a main focus on local news and sportWe still have many things we want to improve, and we hope you will help us by exploring the site and letting us know what we could do better.

We hope you find the site is easy to use, but we realise changes can take some getting used to. If you have any problems you can leave comments at the bottom of this article or email the online editor at online@thecourier.co.uk.