Print Round-Up: Trinity Local Closures; Observer Strike Threat; londonpaper Execs Redeployed


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Trinity closures: More local weeklies bite the dust: Trinity Mirror’s paid-for Whitchurch Herald, the free Wrexham Chronicle and Mid-Cheshire Chronicle will cease publishing next week. Trinity says it expects eight editorial and three commercial roles to be made redundant. From HTFP.

Observer strike threat: Union activists at The Observer have promised to launch industrial action “if one single NUJ member” at the Guardian or Observer is handed a compulsory redundancy notice, after GNM said it would further integrate the two The Observer could have been shut down. From Press Gazette.

Londonpaper staff: The freesheet published its last copy on Friday and while 40 staff have been made redundant, MD Ian Clark, editor Stefano Hatfield, head of trading Naim Halloum and marketing direction Nicole Refson are understood to have been offered jobs within the group, amongst 20 other redeployments. Via Media Week.

But Ofcom, in its submission to the Department for Media, Culture & Sport’s consultation on the idea, warns that a more

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