Congratulations to Ruby Anstee, the new editor of Saddleworth News. This is the hyperlocal website for Saddleworth and the surrounding area I started almost eight years ago, and it’s great to see it still going strongly long after I stopped having any involvement with it.
Well done also to Stuart Littleford, who has done a great job with the website over many years. He’s made sure Saddleworth News is a lively, well-read source of local information, with great engagement on social media too (more than 9,000 Twitter followers and 7,500 Facebook likes is good going for an area with a population of about 20,000). It’s undoubtedly one of the longest-running and most successful hyperlocal websites around, and long may that continue!