The latest edition of r – Royal Russell’s newspaper – was published and distributed in houses this week.


Just four weeks ago, the editorial team comprising Maddie Beadle, Jamie King, Jordan Osgathorpe and Max Shirley took the radical decision to re-design the newspaper by switching to Pages for Mac from Microsoft Publisher.

The result is a slicker design that is easier to edit, meaning the editorial team can put a greater emphasis on content and the quality of that content. The credit for the re-design belongs to Chloe Shirley, whose expertise and vision is encapsulated in the 12-page edition.

Beyond cross country, the issue reflects on the passing of Sadie Rance, features photography by Ella McLaren and previews next term’s mock school election.