Chester, England • Founded in 2018
Cheshire Live is a countywide online news service covering local news, traffic and weather. It is also the digital news channel of the Chester Chronicle, Crewe Chronicle and Macclesfield Express newspapers.
Reach plc launched CheshireLive in 2018, creating a single digital news channel with the merger of the Chester Chronicle, Crewe Chronicle and Macclesfield Express newspapers into the publishing company's Live Brand. The news service aims to highlight the positive aspects of life in Chester while also championing for causes that are of interests to the county. The news service covers the latest developments, ways to avoid traffic jams, the latest restaurant openings and guides plus events and things to do across the county.
Cheshire Live inherits best practices policies from its parent news organization Reach plc.
Journalists of Reach PLC publications are expected to abide by the Independent Press Standards Organization's Editors’ Code of Practice. The editorial staff is trained in the code, which includes standards on how to remain accurate, respect privacy and avoid harassment, intimidation, discrimination and improper intrusion. The code also includes guidelines on the proper way to report on children, crime, and victims of sexual assault.
Reach PLC publications commit to attracting and recruiting people who are best suited to meet the standards for the publication without regard to race, creed, color, nationality (subject to legal eligibility), ethnic origin, religion, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, connections with a national minority, membership or non-membership of a trade union or, unless justifiable, disability.
Once reports of an inaccuracy are verified by the editorial team, the correction will be made online immediately and it will be noted in the story and on the website's correction/clarifications page.
The company's policy states that its publications will protect the identity of their sources, but establish the reliability of the source and that the material they've provided has been properly obtained. When unnamed sources are used, it is up to the publication's staff to determine whether anonymity will be granted.
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