Reporters at a North West weekly are to be based at the offices of a sister daily after the latest office closure by publisher Johnston Press.
Over the past year, the company has closed a number of offices in a bid to reduece costs and also ensure its staff are housed in “fit for purpose” buildings.
The latest to close are the offices of the Garstang Courier in Pringle Street, Garstang.
The paper’s three reporters will now be based nine miles away at the offices of sister title the Lancashire Evening Post in Fulwood, near Preston.
Other JP titles in the region whose offices have closed this year include the Clitheroe Advertiser.
A Johnston Press spokesman said: “We continue to review our branch offices across the North West to ensure we operate as efficiently as possible.
“The Garstang office has been closed to the public for a number of years, and we took the decision not to renew the lease when it expired.
“Our three Garstang reporters base themselves in their communities for much of their time, and also use our Fulwood office, less than 10 miles from their former base, to serve the Garstang and Longridge titles they are responsible for.
“This team has been managed from Preston for several years.”