For business advertising rates in all of our papers and online, check out our standard prices and sizes.
During the Coronavirus crisis, while we are publishing online only, we are offering advertisers a listing in our papers at a 65% discount. We are also offering digital advertising on our website pages. Please email us to discuss.
For a chat about advertising, pop in to our office, give us a call during business hours or send us an email at any time with an initial enquiry.
Our opening hours are:
Our offices are currently closed during the social distancing period.
For just 42p per word you can send a special message to a loved one, be it a birthday, anniversary, wedding, birth, exam success or memoriam.
Classified messages are a great way to mark any occasion. For just £7.20 you can make the message extra special by adding a photograph of your choice. (Prices include VAT.)
Classified notices are reduced to 15p per word and £2.50 per picture (plus VAT) while we are publishing online only.
We are currently only able to take business and classified advertising by email or telephone. Email ‘chapter’, ‘crier’, ‘bishop’, or ‘spenny’, all @swd.news or call 07515 552824 or 07789 722570 (also call this second number if making payment by card over the phone).
You can also use classifieds to advertise your business, items for sale or services offered, absolutely anything! Simply pop in to see us or send your choice of words and any photographs, along with your details to:
Community Newspaper Support CIC
3-4 First Floor Offices
Shildon Town Council
Civic Centre Square
Make sure you also tell us which paper you would like your message to be published in. And if you would like us to return your photo, just include a stamped addressed envelope and we will post it back to you.
If you prefer, you can also leave your classified notice at your local library in Ferryhill, Chilton or Bishop Auckland, along with payment.
You can make payment for your adverts either by placing the correct amount of cash in the envelope, enclosing a cheque made payable to ‘Community Newspaper Support CIC’, or by including your credit or debit card details. Please note that classified messages will not be published until payment is received.
You can also place classified adverts over the phone by calling 01388 775896 or you can submit your message to us by using the form below (coming soon):