About Us

Western News is your go to source for the latest local news in the south west UK. We deliver updates on crime, education, health, politics, society, tech, and transport. It also shares the latest  news and trends in sports, businesses, lifestyle, culture. We also deep dive into the local community news throughout Devon, Cornwell, Somerset, Dorset, Gloucestershire, and Bristol. Stay updated with the latest news here on Western News.

Why Advertise With Us?

Why choose Western News as your online advertising partner?

  • We deliver the most accurate local news.
  • We help you reach more people and get your message heard.
  • Our team has talented expert designers who are adept in creating compelling advertising campaigns.
  • Online advertising with Western News helps you reap unmatched response levels and fast return on investment.
  • Western News can help you target the right audience and spread your advertising message.
  • We target your campaigns to the communities we serve and function as a bridge to create a strong bond between you and your audience.

Facts & Stats

  • Targeting an audience aged 21 – 65
  • 55% female – 45% male audience
  • 130,000 readers visit the website every month
    • 53% new visitors
    • 47% returning visitors
  • A high number of readers across south west of the UK
  • High readership in morning, lunchtime and early evening

Advertising Solutions

We have a range of easy options to choose from below. Once you have an idea in mind, you can send through your advert (or we can create one) and then pay for the desired length of your advertising campaign.

Prime Display Advertising

Our Prime Display spaces are big impact and get thousands of impressions. Adverts are mixed into the content on desktops, mobiles and tablets.

The space is yours to advertise as you wish, so you can promote different products or servics for one low cost fee.

Your advert can be clicked so interested readers can easily find out more. We can provide a full breakdown of your campaign so you know exactly how it performed.

The display space is 300 x 250 pixels with an option to supply a 600 x 500 for high-density screens.

Priced at just £50 per week

Sponsorship Advertising

Sponsorship lets you connect your brand with a section of our website.

This space will be exclusive to you with no other advertisers in rotation – your message will be displayed on every post in that section – a great way to continue building your brand awareness.

Your advert can be clicked so interested readers can easily find out more. We can provide a full breakdown of your campaign so you know exactly how it performed.

The display space is 696 x 90 pixels for desktops and some tablets while a 300 x 250 advert is displayed for smaller tablet screens and mobile devices. With an option to supply 1392 x 180 pixels and 600 x 500 for high-density screens.

Sponsorship is available per month and is suited to longer-term advertisers. Please contact us to find out which sections are currently available.

The monthly cost only for sponsorship is £175

Header Display Advertising

Place your business above everyone else with a Header Display advert.

Your advertising campaign will greet readers at the top of every page in this unmissable space.

The advert can be clicked so interested readers can easily find out more. We can provide a full breakdown of your campaign so you know exactly how it performed.

The display space is 728 x 90 pixels for desktops/tablets and 300 x 100 pixels for mobile devices. With an option to supply 1456 x 180 and 600 x 200 pixels for high-density screens.

The cost is only £70 per week

Featured Articles

A featured article / guest post can engage our audience with interesting copy to read and share.

South west UK based businesses can send us their professionally written copy and we will:

  • Publish as a Featured Article and feature on the site for up to 1 month
  • Include images
  • Weblinks and Email addresses
  • Share via our social media when published

Featured Articles are a great way to get your publicity seen by our audience.

Cost per article £75

Copy must be approved by our editors. It will be made clear to the reader your article is an Advertisement Feature. Articles will be archived after the featured duration, but still viewable and searchable. Links will not pass Pagerank and follow Google’s good practice guidelines. Additional charges for adding competitions, audio or video. National advertisers, please contact us for rates.

Commercial Press Release

Have some news about your business or organisation? Great, let us help you inform your customers or clients.

South west UK businesses can send us their press release and we will:

  • Prepare a news article based on your press release
  • Include images
  • Include contact details (no web links)

Cost per article £25

Commercial press releases are only applicable to for-profit businesses. Non-profit, charity, and community press releases are considered on a per merit basis.