LYMEONLINE was launched in 2018 to record the life and times of a town steeped in history which, it is often said, punches far above its weight.
No other website and newspaper offers such comprehensive coverage of local news, sport and the myriad of events and festivals that make Lyme Regis and surrounding villages of Uplyme and Charmouth such a vibrant place to live and holiday.
Lyme Regis is one of the newsiest towns in the West Country – and also one of the most community-minded and socially-active.
It’s also one of the most popular resorts on the south coast with its sheer beauty and quaintness attracting tens of visitors throughout the year. In fact, with a high percentage of second homes, Lyme is a 12-month a year resort.
Powered by Lyme Regis Media Limited, a company set-up by veteran journalist Philip Evans, LymeOnline provides 24/7 coverage of news and sport as well as reporting on all the community events which gives the town its unique vibrancy.
LymeOnline is accessible on website and mobile devices, and also in print format with a fortnightly newspaper with a distribution of about 4,000 being delivered door-to-door around the area.
Both the newspaper and website are edited by Francesca Evans, who grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.
Regular written contributions are made by managing director Philip Evans, who has worked in newspapers for more than 50 years; freelance journalist Geoff Baker, who was Beatle Paul McCartney’s PR guru for many years before returning to his hometown; and award-winning photographer Richard Austin, whose images of Lyme Regis and major news stories in the West Country have appeared in newspapers all over the world.
Guest columnists are also invited to write on local issues and our readers are encouraged to express their own views.
With plans for a quarterly magazine focusing on Lyme’s many attractions also being planned, LymeOnline will emerge as the definitive media outlet for all things Lyme Regis – its controversies, its people, its achievements and its aspirations.
LymeOnline is a not-for-profit community venture and relies on the support of its readers and the local business community to cover costs – click here for details of how you can support us or visit our Advertising page for details on our competitive print and online advertising opportunities.
LymeOnline is a proud member of the Independent Community News Network, a representative body committed to supporting new sustainable forms of digital and print hyperlocal journalism.
We also offer a full range of design and distribution services – click here for further details.