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What does The Gazette do with the money?

The Great Central Gazette is a not-for-profit newspaper. We invest every penny back into the business.

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What does membership give me?

Your membership gives you access to bonus stories, newsletters and events. You will also be allowed to vote in the co-operative. This means you have a say in how we’re run. There are plenty of other benefits too. Select ‘become a member’ in the top right hand corner of the website to find out more.

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Yes, you do! Once you become a member you will have instant access to our wide range of benefits. Local discounts will be sent by email as and when they’re available. Keep an eye out!

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Can I buy lifetime membership to the Gazette?

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