We started monitoring a selection of English language news websites in late September 2015. Currently, the index of Monco grows by approximately 8 million words every day. The list of monitored sources is regularly extended, which means that the rate at which it grows is likely to increase over time. Even though Monco’s index is not balanced in the way most reference corpora are, we believe it can be very useful in finding evidence of new developments in global English. By design, we always try to present one-sentence concordance contexts with direct links to the original web pages. We also provide basic mechanisms of dealing with duplicates, which tend to be a problem in web-based corpora.