The Liverpool Echo has launched an appeal for readers to make a voluntary contribution towards its journalism.
The Echo is the first Reach plc title to attempt such an initiative.
Readers are invited to make one-off, monthly or yearly donations of any amount they like.
“For 141 years the Echo has fought for communities, held authorities to account and told the stories of Merseyside’s remarkable people,” the paper said in a statement.
“To help us keep covering Merseyside, we’re asking readers to consider contributing towards our work.
“You’ll be investing in trusted news when it is needed more than ever. Please help give Merseyside the coverage it deserves.”
In other regional news, The Bristol Evening Post is celebrating after helping a local fund top the £10,000 mark in support.
The #ArmsAround Bristol fund backed by BristolLive hit the milestone yesterday.
The campaign aims to help people of the city region coping with the Covid-19 emergency by supporting the 3,500 organisations carrying out vital work.
Bristol Evening Post editor Mike Norton said: “Amazing. Huge thanks to all who donated at a time when everyone has less money. Although we’ve hit the target, we will continue to highlight the amazing work these often unsung organisations do – and still accept donations.”