A weekly editor is being made redundant and three newspaper offices closed as part of the ongoing restructure in Johnston Press’s Yorkshire operation.
Brighouse Echo editor Stephen Firth’s role is to disappear and his newspaper’s offices are to be closed along with those of the Todmorden News and Hebden Bridge Times.
All three titles are to be run in future from the offices of the Halifax Courier, which has itself just announced it is converting to weekly publication.
Halifax is ten miles from Todmorden, seven miles away from Hebden Bridge and three miles away from Brighouse.
Johnston Press has not so far responded to requests for a comment on the proposed changes.
The move, which was announced to staff last Friday, is the latest in a series of restructuring announcements across JP’s Yorkshire business.
Last week the company announced it was combining the editorships of the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post in a single role, with YP editor Peter Charlton and YEP editor Paul Napier both been placed at risk of redundancy.
It is also understood the company plans to centralise the features departments of some of its Yorkshire weeklies at the offices of the Wakefield Express in Wakefield.