REGULAR readers will have seen our pledge on the front of Friday’s edition that in these worrying times, when you’re on your own, The Mail, will be there with you, writes Editor, Vanessa Sims, pictured below.

Hopefully you will all be following the government's rules to be socially-distant, following the advice to stay at home where possible, avoid all except essential travel, and when you must go out for essential supplies and exercise only, remain two metres distant from other people.

With that in mind, your Mail may start to look a little different in the days and weeks ahead, as we try to include all the latest developments on the coronavirus outbreak, in addition to the updated guidance from the Government.

And seeing as sport – usually a mainstay of our editions – is extremely thin on the ground, instead we plan to include some pages with suggestions for new hobbies, advice on mental wellbeing, dog walking, puzzles and TV guides.

We hope they can be useful, informative, and in parts, entertaining.

Please let me know if there’s any other content you’d like to see during the new reality we’re all facing for the time being – email me at or write to me at Newspaper House, 1 Wainwright's Yard, Kendal LA9 4DP.