THIS WEEK The Gazette is launching a campaign to encourage the community to get behind our local businesses as lockdown restricts continue to ease.

Over the next few weeks, in conjunction with Basingstoke Together’s I Buy Basingstoke campaign, we will highlight the efforts firms are making to emerge from the shadow of Covid while keeping customers safe and re-building prosperity.

It is widely accepted that the lockdown has forced a fundamental re-think of the way firms advertise, as well as dramatically accelerating the shift to online. With that in mind, our team at The Gazette are here on hand to help you reach our weekly audience of 192,000 people.

If you have a good news story you’d like to share with us, or if you would like to advertise, email

Katie French, Editor