The latest Reach regional news site has launched with a team of four journalists this week aiming to tell the story of a county with a ‘fascinating history and exciting future’.
BuckinghamshireLive will cover items from breaking news to what’s on from across the county, including Milton Keynes, High Wycombe and Aylesbury. The Buckinghamshire Live team, made up of a content editor and three multimedia journalists, is led by editor Lucy Thorne, who also runs BerkshireLive.
The county-wide site is the latest in a series of digital launches from the publisher and will be followed by a site covering Bedfordshire later this month.
Thomas Burnett, who moved from the Sentinel and Stoke-on-Trent Live to take up the role as content editor at BuckinghamshireLive, told the SoE:
“It’s great to be part of the team launching BuckinghamshireLive. We’ve got a really talented team of reporters and I am looking forward to covering some of the amazing stories Buckinghamshire has to tell.
“It is an incredible county with a fascinating history and an exciting future. The county where the Great Train Robbery took place is now central to the controversial HS2 railway scheme. The Enigma Code was cracked at Bletchley Park and Milton Keynes now has robots carrying out deliveries to people’s homes. Famous names from history ambled down streets now walked by modern day pop-culture icons.
“More importantly than the famous names, places and faces, we want to ensure all the communities in Buckinghamshire are kept informed and represented on our website. BuckinghamshireLive aims to provide a service to everyone within our county. Wherever they are and whoever they are.
“While we will always cover breaking news, will never be afraid to point out issues that need highlighting and will not hesitate to ask hard questions of those in power, we aim to celebrate a truly fantastic part of the country and the many brilliant aspects of it.
“If you have a Buckinghamshire story to tell, then the BuckinghamshireLive team would love to hear from you.”