The National launched on St David’s Day, 2021, with a mission to be a new voice in Welsh media. We set out to be for all of Wales and to lead the news agenda.

Thanks to our subscribers, our reporters have scrutinised who is paying our MPs, besides the taxpayer; we’ve scoured historical records to challenge safety measures around coal tips; and investigated the potential impacts of the UK Police Bill in Wales. Our coverage of fears for the red squirrel population has helped lead to plans for a new law to protect them.

Our tagline is ‘For all of Wales’ and we have reported stories and issues from across the country, from the Mold cape, to the second homes crisis in our coastal areas and the affordable rents crisis in our cities.

How you can support Welsh journalism

As the editor, I am proud of the work our journalists have done. But there is so much more we want to do, and we need your support to achieve it. Throughout January, we are offering a 30-day free trial on both our monthly and annual digital subscriptions.

Subscribe here and choose the monthly or annual plan, then you’ll be prompted to add your email address and payment details.  

Why subscribe?

Wales deserves a strong national media that reports the news from a Welsh perspective, written by journalists here in Wales. We created The National to help deliver that.

Quality journalism has never been more important and by subscribing to The National Wales, you are funding the journalists who produce that. Being supported by subscribers rather than solely reliant on advertising, enables us to invest time in research and writing important stories, not just the ones that will get the biggest audience that enable us to serve the most adverts.

Getting the most out of your subscription

All our content

As a subscriber you get unlimited access to all our online content, including all premium content.

The app

Subscribers also get unlimited access through our app, available in the App Store and Googe Play. As well as a great, advert-free reading experience, the app also includes extra puzzles, access to electronic versions any of our future ad hoc print editions, and great features such as saving stories to read later and an audio player that reads articles aloud to you.


Subscribers can register for all our newsletters. These include The Edition – my pick of the essential reading from the week; and The National Conversation, a weekly dose of the best opinion writing, including regular columnists Leanne Wood and former First Minister Carwyn Jones.

We’ll be launching newsletters focused on social justice and culture very soon.

If you haven’t signed up for our newsletters, you can do so by clicking on the ‘my account’ tab on the top of the homepage (you need to sign in first).

Ask the newsroom

Subscribers can contact the team via the ‘Ask the newsroom’ button on the homepage. You are funding our journalism so it matters to us so what you think. Tell us if there are issues you think we should be covering.

Follow us on social media too

If you enjoy reading our journalism, you can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Please do follow, like and share so more people see our work.

Our plans for the year ahead

Our journalists will be concentrating on three key areas this year – Welsh culture and identity; independence, devolution and Wales’ future; and social justice and injustice. In addition, we will continue to cover the news from across Wales, thanks to Newsquest’s network journalists across all our local titles. We aim to produce some print special editions too, and we’ll keep you posted on those.

The more subscribers we have, the more we can do.

Diolch yn fawr.


Subscription offer terms and conditions

Offer ends January 31 at 11.59pm GMT. Subscriptions auto-renew unless cancelled. After the initial 30-day trial, a subscription will be charged at £6.99 per month or the annual subscription will be charged at £37.50 – a 25% discount on the standard rate. All subscriptions can be cancelled and refunded withing 14 days of purchase. Newsquest Media Group reserves the right to change or remove the offer at any time. Please see for full details.