It’s a busy world we live in today and that means we have to keep up with all the local news on the move – which you can do with the Ilkeston Advertiser on your mobile phone.
Make sure you don’t miss out on the latesthappenings via the version of our main website – www.ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk – for your mobile phones. Simply tap in m.ilkestonadvertiser.co.uk and it’s FREE.
The site has all the key elements of our main website and includes our Find It business directory where you can search for firms and leave your comments on ones you use.
We love you to leave your comments on all the issues we cover in our stories too.
It’s easy to register on our main website too – and you only have to do it the once to start leaving your comments.
We often pull out the best comments to feature on our letters pages in the paper, so you could see yours featured.
We also want local people to write us a ‘guest column’. It could be on a local or national issue or tell us about a group you are involved in. We are looking for about 350 words and all you have to do its submit it to our editor Martin Hutton by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you prefer you can write to him at Editor, IlkestonAdvertiser, 8 Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8ER. If you fancy writing and want to know more call the editor direct on 0115 9446187.
Martin said: “We are truly a community newspaper and website and want local people to get involved.
“Even if you’ve never writtten a newspaper article before – don’t be put off. Give me a call and I’ll give you some pointers.
“Our readers know what’s important in our area and I want you to ‘set the agenda’ and help us drive our news coverage forward.
“Next year is set to be another big one for the area and we want you to be involved and to have your say.
“We will also be keeping up with all the news from our local schools with a new initiative to give them a platform on which to let the public know what’s happening.”
Don’t forget you can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, where you can also leave your comments if you prefer.
Our Facebook page is at www.facebook.com/IlkestonAdvertiser and our main Twitter address is @IlkestonTiser or you can follow the editor at @Advertiser_Ed.
If you prefer to write or type out your letters and reports, you can drop them off by hand at our head office at 8 Heanor Road, Ilkeston.