About us

West Kirby Today is a hyperlocal news website focused on West Kirby, Hoylake, Meols and Caldy, in Wirral.

Launched in January 2016, West Kirby Today’s mission is to be the leading trusted news hub for local people.

The decline of newspapers and networking of radio stations have left a void in the reporting of local issues.

We aim to address gaps in the mainstream media, providing greater depth and context to reporting in West Kirby, Caldy, Hoylake and Meols.

Who is behind West Kirby Today?

West Kirby Today is edited by Paul Johnston, who has been a journalist and content creator for almost 30 years, and previously worked at radio stations in Wirral, North Wales and Chester. He lives in West Kirby with his young family.

How can you get coverage in West Kirby Today?

We provide a general news service of the issues important to West Kirby.

There are however a range of ways in which you or your business can take advantage of our unrivalled readership, both in terms of scale and engagement.

These are:

  • Advertising: We offer a range of highly competitive and targeted mobile and desktop advertising opportunities on our cutting-edge, mobile-first website. All campaigns come with full performance reporting.
  • Sponsored content: If your business would like a more editorial profile, we have a number of sponsored content opportunities that come with editorial and photography included.
  • Columns: If you’d like to share and promote your expertise with your customer base in West Kirby, Hoylake, Caldy and  Meols, a column could be a great idea. Whether your specialist area is wine, windows, food, gardening or golf, we can give you a fantastic platform to reach your customers.
  • Newsletter: Our weekly newsletter reaches many hundreds of people every Friday, and your business could be its sponsor.

Read more about advertising and sponsorship on West Kirby Today here.