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Falkirk Herald editor Colin Hume
Falkirk Herald editor Colin Hume

Phew, we made it. This week’s Falkirk Herald is the biggest ever in the paper’s history.

With a property special and our primary seven souvenir supplement on top of our usual news, entertainment and sports coverage, we’re a weighty 132 pages.

But before we could start work on the paper, we had to phone our printers to make sure they could cope with the volume of pages.

It’s certainly a far cry from our broadsheet days when 40 pages was as big as we could go.

The commitment to increasing our coverage was part of our move to a tabloid format back in November 2011 when we introduced a series of new features, and this was further reinforced a few weeks ago when we responded to your feedback and made some more changes.

Now, of course, we’ve completely redesigned our website to bring you an improved design, better functionality and more features.

We’re delighted with the positive responses we have received and will continue to listen to your views to ensure you get the local paper you deserve, both in print and online.

Finally, I’m afraid that we’ve been unable to hold the price of your Falkirk Herald any longer and will increase the price to 90p from next week.

However, I am delighted that we’re freezing our subscription rates, meaning you can get the paper for just 60p per week and still collect it from local retail outlets.

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