Trinity Mirror to close or sell Northampton and Long Eaton titles

Trinity Mirror is to close or ‘seek a sale’ for its titles in Northampton and Long Eaton.

The decision, which was made because of ‘difficult trading conditions’ and following a review of Trinity’s Midlands operations, will affect seven titles in total:

  • Five free papers: Northampton Herald & Post; Wellingborough, Rushden, Kettering and Corby Herald & Post; Market Harborough Herald & Post; Brackley & Towcester Herald & Post; and the Long Eaton Trader.
  • Two paid-for papers: Long Eaton Advertiser and Nu News.

The publisher will enter a consultation with staff at the titles today, it said in a press release.

The announcement is part of wider changes to Trinity’s titles in the Midlands with plans for centralised multimedia and production desks set to result in more job losses for journalists.

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