NEWQUEST Media Group, one of the UK’s leading regional media companies, is now attracting 28 million browsers a month to its network of websites.

The figures reflect Newsquest Media Group's biggest ever audience, and an increase of 20% on the previous year.

Newquest Media is the company behind worcesternews.co.uk, malverngazette.co.uk, ledburyreporter.co.uk, eveshamjournal.co.uk, cotswoldjournal.co.uk and tewkesburyadmag.co.uk.

The figures for January follow continued strong audience growth in the second half of last year according to the latest official ABC figures released this week.

They show 17% annual growth in the average number of daily unique browsers between July and December.

Mark Smith, Newsquest’s digital director commented: “We’re delighted that increasing numbers of local people are consuming our content across smartphone, tablet and PC.

"As a result more and more local businesses are advertising online with Newsquest because they know that we have a genuinely local audience who they can target with our sophisticated data driven advertising packages.

“February is also shaping up to be a record month and with more development on our websites due for delivery over the next few months we’re confident we’ll attract even more users and importantly deepen their engagement.”