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Beverley Advertiser to close

Beverley will be left without any weekly newspaper following the announcement that the Beverley Advertiser will be printed for the last time next month. The final edition will be published on Wednesday December 20th.

Owned by the Trinity Mirror newspaper group, which also publishes the Hull Daily Mail and The Journal magazine, regional MD Mike Pennington confirmed the closure in a statement issued to Beverley FM this afternoon (November 23).

He said: “The free Beverley Advertiser newspaper is to close following a commercial review of our print titles across the group. No jobs are affected and
the Hull Daily Mail will retain an office in the town.”

He continued: “It is always disappointing when any paper closes but it was no longer commercially viable as commercial support from the local market place fell away in recent years. These titles were of a time and times have changed and so must we.

Distribution company Frontcore Ltd has already informed delivery staff of the impending closure.

The Advertiser was the only weekly, Beverley-based, paper following the closure of the Beverley Guardian in September last year.

Meanwhile Beverley FM managing director David Fewster has confirmed the station has plans to increase the amount of local news coverage. Bulletins are currently carried at 8am, 6pm and 12 midnight, Monday to Friday, as well as local news and sport featuring on the station’s website, BeverleyFM.com

“We are currently seeking more people to help compile local news and sports coverage and therefore increase the depth of our coverage,” he said. “Going forward, we also have plans to unveil a new-look website which will feature local news more prominently. Alongside out local programming feature regular interviews with local people and organisations we believe we are very much the go-to medium for true local coverage.”

Mr Fewster invited anyone interested in becoming part of the station’s information-gathering team to contact the station via email: studio@BeverleyFM.com