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Welcome to the new site

All new

If you’ve just landed on this page, you have reached the latest version of Welcome.

The redesigned website has a new look; expanded economics, business and politics sections; new blogs and bloggers; simpler navigation; and – dull but important – brand new servers, which mean it should cope better with our ever-growing online audience. Last month there were over 800,000 unique visitors to the site.

On the new-look business and economics pages, you'll find the latest news; insight and analysis courtesy of two new rolling blogs, Current Account and The Business End; provocative and enlightening columns from David Blanchflower and Gavin Kelly; a browsable databank of 35,000 company profiles and regular interviews with business leaders.

Today, you can read a Q&A with Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, and an account of an encounter with Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn. Every weekday, we will also feature a big economics story in the "Chart of the Day" slot on the homepage.

Our politics coverage continues in the shape of the Staggers blog and columns from Rafael Behr and Mehdi Hasan, together with a weekly interview with a backbench MP and, now, a dedicated blog from Rowenna Davis.

Another new addition to the online team is Michael Brooks, formerly of the New Scientist and a New Statesman regular, who will be blogging on science. As for our existing roster of brilliant bloggers – featuring David Allen Green, Helen Lewis, Steven Baxter, Laurie Penny, Mehdi Hasan, Nelson Jones and Tom Ravenscroft – you'll find them all here.

The site will also give more "show" to our unrivalled coverage of books and arts, while the "More from the New Statesman" box at the bottom of each page provides a fast way to get to key columnists, bloggers and sections of the site.

We would also encourage you to sign up by clicking on "register" at the top of the site. By doing so, you can create your own profile page, leave personalised comments, save articles to your library, rank companies in the business section and (coming soon) discuss the issues of the day with fellow New Statesman readers in the NS Groups.

Please have a look around and let us know what you think by clicking on the red "Feedback" button on the right-hand side. Alternatively, leave a comment below . . . even if you preferred the old site. With every relaunch comes the odd glitch or two. If you spot one, do point it out.

We will tell you more about the new site in the coming days.


Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein.