Torquay paper latest to launch Polish content

The Herald Express in Torquay has become the latest regional newspaper to launch content for its Polish community.

The South Devon daily will now produce a weekly column written both in Polish and English by Polish journalist Artur Pomper, who is living and working in the area.

Between 5,000 and 10,000 Polish people are living in the Herald Express's circulation area, and there are three Polish shops.

Editor Andy Phelan said: "Torquay has a thriving Polish community which is growing steadily, and I'm very keen to ensure we reflect that within the pages of the Herald Express.

"I'm sure that Artur Pomper's column will be as popular and well-read as the rest of the newspaper, and will become a useful reference point for his compatriots."

The new Monday column called Poles to Poles is also published on the Herald website and includes a video of Artur advertising his column, along with details of foreign workers' rights. The newspaper has linked up with the Transport and General Workers Union and an official government agency.

Production of foreign language content follows the example of papers such as the Reading Evening Chronicle, which launched a weekly Polish edition last month, and the Southern Daily Echo in Southampton, which launched a one- off edition in April.

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