A group of independent publishers from Devon and Cornwall have come together to form the South West Independent Publishing Alliance.

Comprising Launceston Life, Bude Life, the Links Magazines, English Riviera magazine and By the Dart Dartmouth magazine, the Alliance says its aim is simple –  to celebrate and champion local.

The teams from each publishing company within the Alliance live, work or run their businesses from the towns they represent, and are often involved with and volunteer in their communities.

Ellie Mason, director of Launceston Life, which delivers to just under 11,000 residential and business addresses in Launceston, said: “As an independent community publisher we understand the true meaning of positive collaboration. We also know how hard our local businesses work for their profits, and how when reinvested into marketing it is essential that it’s with truly effective and authentic community marketing avenues, like our publications.

“That is why we are so delighted to be part of this progressive publishing alliance, to champion those doing what Launceston Life does for our town and parishes in other areas.”