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Editorial July 12th 2019

Welcome to this week’s editorial,

Many of you may have noticed that this week saw the Beagle website under reconstruction.

For two years now the Beagle has been going along quite happily using its old platform however of late it had become a little slower (with over 10,000 articles) and it was in need of an upgrade to provide a faster, cleaner service using the latest whizz-bangery.

When you go onto the Beagle website now via you computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone you will find a fresh faced layout that loads quickly, has terrific search and offers you all your favourites.

Updates such as these can only be achieved through the generous support of our advertisers and donors that enable the website to flourish and to be truly community driven.

Over the coming weeks we hope to add more elements to the website and to reintroduce Comments over the weekend.

Thank you for your patience and thank you to those who sent in emails and messages saying they enjoy the new site and find it faster and easier to navigate.

Just as an aside one of the interesting things about winter on the South Coast is that many of our residents take their holidays to warmer climes. While this might impact on sales of local hard copy newspapers we have noticed very little change in our readership of the Beagle website with our analytics showing increased numbers of our readers overseas.

So hello to those travelling in the US, Norway, NZ, Russia, Italy, Singapore and the Philippines who join the many readers we have who are non-resident ratepayers, past residents or future residents living outside of the Eurobodalla.

Until next Lei

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