READERS who subscribe to our digital news for the first time will get a £15 Sainsbury’s gift card when they take advantage of our new special festive offer.

A digital subscription is the best way to read our news online, as subscribers have unlimited access to news articles, with fewer ads and interruptions.

As well as unlimited access to articles and fewer ads, subscribers can also enjoy monthly savings on big brands through our reader rewards scheme, as well as puzzles to play online.

Editor Kimberley Barber said: "Subscribing to our websites not only gives a wealth of offers and benefits, it also helps support journalism in your local area. 

"I really appreciate each person who signs up and shows their support for their local newspaper. 

"We provide a fundamental service to the community, shining a light on all that's good, calling out the bad and standing up for our communities. 

"If you've been thinking of subscribing, I'm delighted to be able to throw in a £15 gift card as a thank you." 

A monthly subscription costs just £4.99 per month, but an annual subscription costs even less at just £52 for the year, saving £7.88.

A new special offer means first-time UK subscribers on an annual renewal will receive a £15 gift card to spend at Sainsbury’s. Visit the subscribe page for further details.

This deal is only for new subscribers, but if you're already a subscriber, there are other ways to benefit over the festive season.

Reader Rewards offer hundreds of deals, discounts and special offers on big brands to all our subscribers. Visit our Reader Rewards page for details on how to access the deals.

*Terms and conditions apply. Gift available to first-time annual UK subscribers only. Offer only valid on annual digital subscriptions. After the completion of grace period, the Sainsbury’s £15 digital gift cards will be sent via email in January. Any issues with your gift must be made known to the subscriptions department within 7 days of receipt. This offer is available while stocks last. Newsquest reserves the right to change or remove the offer at any time or to offer an alternative gift. Subscription auto-renews unless cancelled. All subscriptions can be cancelled and refunded within 14 days of purchase. Please see our Terms & Conditions for full details.