It’s official – News Shopper has one of the top-performing regional news websites in the country.

Your favourite local paper is celebrating a great result in the latest industry figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations covering the first six months of 2018.

The ABC stats show had an average of 40,592 daily unique browsers, up by a tremendous 12 per cent on the same period last year.

This puts News Shopper top of the digital league table for annual growth out of 160-plus sites within our publishing company Newsquest – and at sixth place overall in the country.

Our web audience has grown by more than some big-hitting daily newspaper sites, which makes the success more remarkable.

Editor Simon Bull said: “A lot of hard work goes into making News Shopper’s website the best it can be every day, so it’s great to have that effort reflected in these latest figures.

“To be number one in Newsquest and sixth in the country, above some huge titles, is a fantastic achievement for our small but talented and dedicated team.”

He added: “Obviously the figures are based on how many people have been visiting our website, and so we wouldn’t be anywhere without all those readers –I’d like to say a big than-you to everyone who takes the time to come on to our website every day, reads our content and helps makes the site the success it is.”

News Shopper has been continuing the trend into the second half of the year, with our August unique browsers total of 659,836 up by 6.25 per cent year-on-year.