West Midlands dailies unveil makeover

The UK’s biggest-selling regional daily paper has unveiled a major redesign, with the number of stories on some inside pages reduced by around half.

The West Midlands-based Express & Star and its sister title the Shropshire Star are renowned for their high story count, with pages often sporting between 16 and 20 articles each. However, the redesign will give more space to each story, reducing the overall number of articles.

The revamped pages have been introduced initially towards the back of the news section, with a view to rolling it out to the rest of the paper over the coming weeks.

Keith Harrison, editor of the Shropshire Star, will take over the helm of the Express & Star from March, when long-serving editor, Adrian Faber, retires.

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