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About Us

Letter from the Editor

NorthWalesLive is the digital news channel of the Daily Post - one of the most famous and trusted regional news brands in the world.

The Daily Post covers North Wales without fear or favour and we base our journalism on the following principles:

We get the big stories

We get them first

We fight for our readers and our region

We don’t betray the trust our readers place in us

Since 1855 we have been proud to serve our region and our readers and we have built our reputation as a strong campaigning newspaper.

Our recent campaigns include the successful fight to protect doctor-led maternity services at the region's largest hospital - which produced the biggest petition ever delivered to the Welsh Assembly Senedd. The Daily Post has also fought for better mobile phone and broadband connectivity in North Wales and has spent nearly two decades raising funds for the local children's hospice, Ty Gobaith.

We've also campaigned to save post offices, care homes, Threatr Clwyd and to keep Wales' highest peak, Snowdon, in the nation's hands.

We are committed to excellent and comprehensive coverage of local sport including Wrexham FC, the Welsh football leagues and the region's top rugby club, RGC.

We also support local business through the Regional Business Awards, we celebrate the best in North Wales education through our Schools Awards and acknowledge our community heroes through our Your Champions event.

Politically, the Daily Post and its sister weekly titles, the North Wales Weekly News, the Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald and the Bangor and Anglesey Mail, stand with their readers and support those initiatives which are right for North Wales rather than those which serve the agenda of any political party.

We are based in Colwyn Bay, in the heart of North Wales, where our dozens of staff ply their trade.

We are delighted to be a launch partner of The Trust Project as we endeavour to make it simpler for readers of all ages and from all around the world to discover more about who we are and what we believe in.

How our journalists work

Ethics policy

The maintenance of high editorial standards is at the core of NorthWalesLive's business philosophy.

Trinity Mirror PLC, the Daily Post's parent company, is a member of and is regulated by IPSO, the Independent Press Standards Organisation.

Our journalists work according to The Editors’ Code of Practice, which sets the benchmark for ethical standards in journalism and is enforced by IPSO. On joining NorthWalesLive, all editorial staff complete a training course in the Code and attend legal refresher training.

At NorthWalesLive, we recognise that protecting the rights of the individual consistently comes into conflict with the public’s right to know. This means we have to make difficult judgements, sometimes quickly, which are impossible to get right all of the time. Regular bulletins and seminars give staff the best opportunity to learn from mistakes, whether our own or those of other parts of the media industry.

We are a launch partner of The Trust Project, an international initiative to make it easier for readers to find out more about the organisations and the people providing them with news, and to support quality journalism.

Verification and fact checking

We expect our staff to use their best endeavours to verify the stories being put forward for publication.

Unnamed sources

Journalists have an obligation under IPSO’s Editors’ Code of Practice to protect their sources, but we also have a duty to establish that the sources we use are reliable and that material has been appropriately obtained. Story provenance is ultimately the responsibility of the Editor.

When using unnamed sources, the company relies on the integrity, experience and professionalism of its staff.

Our awards and successes

The Daily Post has won many awards for its journalism and many of its journalists have won awards for their individual work.

Corrections Policy

If you believe a story we have published is inaccurate, please contact the editorial team. You can:

Once verified, we will correct the story on the website as soon as possible. Where appropriate, the fact a correction has been made will be noted on the story and/or on the corrections and clarifications page.

If you have an issue about how the Daily Post or any of our print titles has written about you personally or has treated you and wish to make a formal complaint over a potential breach of the Editor's Code of Practice, please see Trinity Mirror's Complaints Policy and Procedure.

You can also contact IPSO for advice.

Tell us what you think

There are many ways for you to get in touch with us to have your say.

Our People

Editor: Dion Jones

Executive Editor Live News: Alex Hickey

Audience Editor: Neil Macdonald

Regional Managing Editor: Chris Walker

Our Business

NorthWalesLive is published by Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales - a subsidiary company of Reach plc. Reach PLC is Britain’s largest newspaper, magazine and digital publisher, with a print and online portfolio reaching 38.6million people every month. The award-winning Reach PLC publications stretch across England, Scotland and Wales, with more than 150 newspaper titles and more than 80 websites. These iconic brands sit at the heart of their communities, forming part of the fabric of everyday life for thousands of people across the UK. Find out which of our regional titles is nearest you, whether online or in print.

Reach PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is part of the FTSE SmallCap Index.

NorthWalesLive does not have a paywall and is available free to readers both on the web and as an app. As such, you are kindly asked to whitelist liverpoolecho.co.uk if you are running an ad-blocker.

In addition to newspaper sale price, our titles are funded by advertising, partnerships, sponsorships and affiliate commission, which are regulated by the ASA.

Diversity Policy

The Company is committed to increasing the service quality, profitability and efficiency of the Company by attracting and recruiting the people who are best suited to meet the standards for the role and the Company without regard to race, creed, colour, nationality (subject to legal eligibility), ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sex change, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, membership or non-membership of a trade union or, unless justifiable, disability.

We pursue a policy of equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

Equal Opportunities

The [Reach PLC] Group continued its commitment to equality of opportunity in all its employment practices to ensure we attract and retain the best people. In 2016, both the number of women within the Group and the number of women occupying senior managerial roles increased to 42% of staff (2015: 37%) and 31% (2015: 24%) respectively. Senior managers have responsibility for key businesses or functions within the Group.