Wales now has its first digital Welsh-language newspaper, catering for the 20 per cent of the Welsh population that speaks the national language.

Y-Cymro, the weekly newspaper for North Wales, is now produced in digital format and is automatically emailed each week to subscribers. The electronic version is an exact replica of the print edition with features that help readers to navigate, zoom and search the text.

"We decided to introduced the service to attract new readers, but there has been a demand for the service from people all around the world," said Myfanwi Griffiths, deputy editor of Y-Cymro.

The print edition of the newspaper has a readership of around 4,500, but the publishers expect many new subscriptions for the 'paperless' version from Welsh readers based overseas.

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