Where’s my newspaper?
The Happy Newspaper is a quarterly subscription, which means we publish and post newspapers out once every three months, therefore you may not receive your newspaper straight after you subscribe. If you subscribe after the cut-off time, below, you will receive the NEXT issue.
We aim to post all subscriptions out within 2 weeks of the publication date.
Here are are the cut off-times for the subscription sign-ups to receive the relevant issue:
For the 1 September 2023 issue, Issue 31, the cut off time is 8 a.m. on 25th August 2023
For the 1 December 2023 issue, Issue 32, the cut off time is 4 p.m. on 24th November 2023
For the 1 March 2024 issue, Issue 33, the cut off time is midnight on 24th February 2024
For the 1 June 2024 issue, Issue 34, the cut off time is 8 a.m. on 25th May 2024
For the 1 September 2024 issue, Issue 35, the cut off time is 4 p.m. on 24th August 2024
For the 1 December 2024 issue, Issue 36, the cut off time is midnight on 24th November 2024
For the 1 March 2025 issue, Issue 37, the cut off time is 8 a.m. on 23rd February 2025
For the 1 June 2025 issue, Issue 38, the cut off time is 4 p.m. on 25th May 2025
For the 1 September 2025 issue, Issue 39, the cut off time is midnight on 25th August 2025
For the 1 December 2025 issue, Issue 40, the cut off time is 8 a.m. on 24th November 2025
I’ve moved! How can I change my address?
You can log into your account and change your billing and/or shipping address yourself or you can contact us here. If you send us an address change for a subscription or a gift subscription please ensure you do so before the 20th of the month prior to publication, otherwise it will not get processed in time.
We may not be able to respond to every email regarding address changes but please be assured that they are all still processed.
How long do Bulk Packs and Throwback Packs of the newspaper take to post?
Orders of Bulk or Throwback Packs of The Happy Newspaper are posted within two-weeks of being placed unless you are pre-ordering. Please allow 7 days for delivery. If your order is urgent please contact us.
How do I return a product?
Please contact us here with your order number and reason for returning and we will assist you ASAP. Please don’t return products to our PO Box address as this is not our warehouse address.
I keep getting an error message when I try to subscribe or place an order?
Please contact us here and we will try and get back to you to sort this ASAP.
I’ve ordered some products and a newspaper, why is it not all in one parcel?
Our newspapers and products head out from different locations, so your order will all be sent but may come in 2 packages. Newspaper subscriptions are only posted once a quarter so if your order includes a subscription or gift subscription you will get this when the next issue is published (see dates above).
Your order will show as part-complete if this is the case. See above for postage information on bulk and throwback packs of the newspaper.
When will you reply to an email?
We are a very tiny team working remotely here at The Happy News. We aim to respond to emails within 72 hours but at busy times, especially around publication dates it can take us a few days to get back to you.
Can I contribute to The Happy Newspaper?
We’re always open to more wonderful people and contributions! If you know a person, campaign, charity or organisation that you’d like to tell us about to be featured in the newspaper, please nominate them as an ‘Everyday Hero’, here. Please note that if you send us a campaign or charity we may feature this in our ‘campaigns and charities’ spread instead, where we encourage our readers to help and support in any way they can.
If you would like to write or illustrate for the newspaper please do get in touch. Due to high demand we aren’t able to reply to every email regarding contributing (and we keep all emails on file in case we’d like to feature you in the future).
Can I buy a newspaper and get it sent straight to a friend/loved one?
Of course! We love when this happens, what better way to make someone smile than to surprise them with some happy news through their letterbox. You can purchase a Gift Subscription here – remember to put their shipping address, not yours!
Can I buy some newspapers for my school or NHS?
Yes please! We offer a discounted education and NHS rate so we can spread some happy news, please get in touch.
How can I become a stockist of The Happy News?
We would love that, please fill in the form to contact us and we will get back to you ASAP.
What paper do you use for The Happy News?
We use 54gsm, Recycled fibre, chemical pulp and mechanical pulp. Mechanical and chemical pulp are from virgin fibres from FSC managed forests.
Virgin fibres from sustainably managed forests are needed to maintain the paper cycle because recycled fibres degrade after several uses.
What packaging do you use?
The Happy Newspaper itself is posted out in a compostable wrap (see details below).
Bioplast 300® is plasticiser and GMO-free material based on potato starch, suitable for domestic and industrial composting. Pop into your home compost bin, or food waste caddies and green waste for collection by local authorities. Certification for composting at HOME, requires the products to completely compost within 6 months in a well-maintained compost unit. No contaminants will be left behind. The material will be completely converted into CO2, water and biomass. (At least 90% of the Carbon will be converted into CO2.) Bioplast 300® is not intended for landfill, although it will biodegrade eventually depending on conditions.
We always aim to post our products from the shop with plastic-free packaging, however certain products in The Happy News range still do use plastic on the individual product packaging, especially the confectionary. We are very passionate about doing our bit to help our planet and are constantly looking at new ways we can implement this within our whole range, not just the newspaper. Please know that these things take a lot of time and understanding but that we are working on it.
What size is The Happy Newspaper?
The newspaper is 26.5 x 34 cm laid flat and folded in half it’s 26.5 x 17.5 cm
Can I work for The Happy News?
We currently don’t have any jobs on offer however we are always looking at ways we expand our tiny team and ways we can work with others so please do get in touch and we will keep your information on file.