Your Local Paper reporter Natalie Copeland has stepped up to the role of chief reporter.

Natalie (pictured) has worked in local newspapers for seven years and has been a journalist with YLP for the past six years.

YLP managing director Alan Taylor said: “It was a pleasure to be able to reward the hard work and commitment to Your Local Paper that Natalie has delivered from day one. 

“She fully deserves this promotion and we look forward to welcoming everything she brings to the team and our newspaper.”

Natalie is married to Olly and the couple have two children Evie, 18, and Josh, 16.

YLP editor Sue Irving said: “I’m really looking forward to working with Natalie in her new role. I know she will rise to the challenge of being more involved in organising the news coverage.”