The Watford Observer faces its biggest challenge since its launch in 1863 – a staggering 160 years ago.

How do we survive and thrive in an industry where success or failure is largely determined by our online success?

Readers now have the chance to help by taking out a digital subscription. You can subscribe to the Watford Observer and enjoy your first two months for £2 during our January flash sale.

As well as unlimited access to articles and fewer adverts, subscribers can also enjoy monthly savings at M&S, Argos, Sainsbury's and many more brands through our reader rewards scheme, as well as puzzles that you can play online.

Readers can subscribe for just £2 for the first two months if they join before February 1, 2023. After the two-month trial period, the monthly subscription will renew at £4.99 per month.

During the flash sale readers can also choose to save 20 per cent off an annual subscription, at just £41.60, saving £10.30 over the year.

The Watford Observer newspaper remains a key part of our business. It is here to stay.

But we must build our digital subscription base if we are to have a sustainable future both in print and online.

Today I’m asking you to help us overcome our biggest challenge by signing up.

By doing so you will be helping to protect the future of the Watford Observer both online and in print because its future longevity means both must thrive.

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 enjoy money-saving benefits.

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.

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