The Trinity Mirror-owned title Newcastle Chronicle has today unveiled its ‘new look’ website.

chronicle-liveThe new site says Darren Thwaites, editor of the Evening Chronicle and editor-in-chief for Trinity Mirror North East, will offer readers ‘bigger and better images, a less cluttered design, more emphasis on community news and a host of new interactive features’.

The site has been developed by the in-house team and was created following dialogue through a number of reader surveys. In common with the MEN and other Trinity-owned titles, the readers’ commenting function has been changed to direct postings through Facebook.

In addition to a new simpler navigation and a greater emphasis on new and recently updated articles, there are also a number of new initiatives including a new In Your Area section, a new daily North East newsletter bulletin, a new what’s on listings service, new picture galleries and a new mobile website.

The In Your Area tab on the navigation bar offers readers a drop-down menu from which 40 further local options are offered: from Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland city centres to Whitley Bay and Washington.

The new what’s on listings service, ‘has been developed in partnership with Planvine.

Readers of the old site will need to re-register.

The three postings submitted from readers suggest it’s still early days…