How your Sunderland Echo homepage has changed - and why it's bigger and better than before

The new Sunderland Echo homepage launched this week.
The new Sunderland Echo homepage launched this week.

The homepage of your Sunderland Echo online now features more news than ever before.

The changes, which came into effect this week, mean our homepages will now be bigger and better, featuring more content for you - our readers.

What are the changes?

There are now new sections to our homepage, including crime, eating out, nostalgia and Sunderland AFC.

You can still access the latest news, sport and entertainment news direct from our homepage - but there is much more choice for you now, too.

How do I view the new sections?

Go to the homepage and scroll down to the bottom. When you reach the end, a new screen will load showing you the next section of news. Repeat the same steps and you will continue to see more new sections on our extended homepage.

Why is this being changed?

It is part of our ongoing efforts to improve the user experience of our website, and means readers will not have to navigate through our website as much as before to find the news that interests them.

It also means that we can put more stories on our homepage that may not always be easy to find, including the latest political and business news, restaurant reviews and nostalgia features.

If I have a question - who do I contact?

You can contact Debra Fox on if you have any queries.