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By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: June 18, 2013

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New South Wales Evening Post website to give you all things local

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WE'VE changed —  for the better!

For the first time, our website and newspaper have the same name.

But while www.southwales- eveningpost.co.uk may look different, it still offers the same great news, sport and entertainment service, with more yet to come. The new site will replace thisissouthwales.co.uk

CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR NEW SITE - WWW.SOUTHWALES-EVENINGPOST.CO.UK

Some of today's top stories on our new site:

Granddad told he can't have his telescope to look at stars because it might invade privacy

Burglars stole jewellery from Penclawdd woman's home while she was at her father's hospital bedside

Huw Jenkins: 'Swansea City do not need to sell best players'

It will offer many, many more opportunities for our audience to interact with each other as well as ourselves.

The South Wales Evening Post is always evolving as we seek to maintain our position as Wales's biggest selling newspaper.

We have a readership of more than 115,000 people each day.

It is fair to say, our success is thanks to all of you. Our commitment to the paper and its readers remains steadfast.

In print, six nights a week, we will never stop reporting the stories and features that are important to you: The Swans' Premier League success; giving a voice to people who feel they have been wronged, and; helping charitable and other organisations raise much-needed funds. Recently we asked you to help us consider the name of your newspaper — the majority of you said keep it the same, so that's what we did.

And that name also sits proudly at the top of our new website.

It is available on your PC or laptop, your tablet computer, your phone, or any other means you have to access the internet.

You can read it sat on your sofa, in a cafe, on a train — practically anywhere you want to.

As well as reading, you can share, tweet, Facebook and talk with friends and strangers.

Our digital audience has exploded in the past six months alone, with the number of unique visitors (individuals counted once when they come on to the site no matter how many stories they visit) increasing by more than 53.1 per cent in that time.

We now average 18,640 such visitors each day, an average of 380,128 per month.

The new site is a more visual experience with video and pictures becoming the benchmark of content rather than thousands of words.

Most importantly, over the next few months there will be several new elements to make the site much more interactive — not just between the audience and us but between the audience themselves, with little or no involvement from us. You will be able to post your own pictures and videos of family or community events; highlight and boast about your own activity or amateur sports club achievements; promote and report on your own societies or social occasions; write your own blogs and newsletters or features on special interest groups. It can be funny or serious, worthy or wacky. The choice will be yours!

Nothing will be too small or too niche and ALL of this information will be given access to the huge audience —  local, national and international. Regular updates on these developments and the opportunities they bring will be flagged up on the site with guidelines on how to take part. It will be easy.

There will be checks on the site content but it is our intention to leave well alone where possible.

Why not wait until this is all ready? Well, with all such launches nothing is ever going to be perfect on day one and it would be arrogant to suggest it will be. That's why we have a feedback form available to give us your thoughts (try to keep the suggestions and criticisms constructive) of what we should do or not do to make your experience better.

Is the site different from the one we have currently? Most definitely. Will everyone like it straight away? Unlikely. Will there be advertising? This is a big audience and yes, advertisers will want to be part of that. We are not taxpayer-funded like the BBC.

Hopefully, by working together, this will become a much better experience in the near future. That's the aim.

The thisissouthwales.co.uk site will continue for two months or so as people get used to the new site before it is switched off.

As always, we will try the best we can. Do we always get it right? No. Do we always try to get it right? Yes. Will we correct mistakes? Yes.

We are grateful that many thousands of people still find the South Wales Evening Post part of their daily or family life.

Our new southwales- eveningpost.co.uk site and its associated mobile, Twitter, Facebook and other linked platforms is just another addition to our family.

We hope you will find it enjoyable; take part in its development and, hopefully, make it a valued part of community life.

To comment on what you'd like the site to deliver go to: www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk and follow the link from the home page. Thanks for taking an interest.

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21 comments

  • BossHogg  |  May 23 2013, 8:56AM

    Did you try validating the website? I guess NOT The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is an international community that develops open standards to ensure the long-term growth of the Web. The link below is for mobile site validation. http://tinyurl.com/nkeqrpp

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  • victor-mildew  |  May 21 2013, 8:43PM

    Well, I finally gave in and had a look at the new version: Dear, oh dear, oh dear! Great page for those who prefer looking at pictures, rather than reading. Almost gave up hope of scrolling down far enough to find the news. When this version of the site goes, so will my patronage of the Evening Post in all it's forms. At least my blood pressure will benefit from not having to see the dreadful grammar employed by EP 'journalists' For advertising to be effective, you need a product which will attract viewers. The EP is doing this less and less.

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  • clarysage50  |  May 19 2013, 7:06PM

    Absolute rubbish! Do you employ qualified IT personnel ? Does anyone associated with this website actually KNOW what they are doing? Appalling website and a disgrace to all at the South Wales Evening Post.

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  • Theaker  |  May 19 2013, 6:16PM

    Opening up to this headline is getting boring.........

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  • RosemaryBush  |  May 19 2013, 11:55AM

    Ghastly - where's the news?

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  • victor-mildew  |  May 18 2013, 5:37PM

    Well, I've put off looking at the new-style site this long! Above comments convince me to continue doing so! I'm assuming the design incorporates even MORE pop-up ads., annoying video reports of Scottish football and risk of spam emails? I gave up on the printed Evening Post years ago...time will tell if I bother with the web-site.

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  • sirloin24  |  May 17 2013, 6:09PM

    The web address is too long as well.

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  • Lewis99  |  May 17 2013, 1:45PM

    On the plus side you don't need to put on your reading glasses on the site! On the minus side -it's ****.

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  • maxmin  |  May 16 2013, 3:46PM

    That is seriously grim. Concentrate less on the 'flash' and more on the content!

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  • Emilia May Gifts  |  May 16 2013, 3:31PM

    This has got to be one of the most poorly designed home pages I have seen in a long time. I have used the internet for around 15 years and have been to 100's of sites, but this ranks up there amongst the poorest ones. You have broken all the main design rules, and have been well and truly ripped off! I would demand a refund if I had paid good money for this.

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