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Closure threat for Lincoln Chronicle

Johnston Press is considering closing the Lincoln Chronicle.

The free weekly title is part of Lincolnshire Newspapers, and a 90-day consultation period has begun with affected staff.

The paper has one journalist and five advertising staff, as well as staff working on reception and on the website, based at its own office on the High Street in Lincoln.

In addition, sub-editors working on the title are based centrally at Louth.

Paul Robins, managing director of Lincolnshire Newspapers, said: “Following a detailed review of the company, Lincolnshire Newspapers proposes to close the Lincoln Chronicle and associated offices.

“The proposals for closure will involve some redundancies and the company is in consultation with the affected staff both collectively and individually.”

During the consultation process the Chronicle, which distributes more than 42,000 copies every Thursday, will be published as normal.

None of the group’s other titles, which include the Boston Standard, Louth Leader, Horncastle News and Skegness Standard, would be affected.

The Lincolnshire Chronicle and General Advertiser was launched on January 4, 1833. It became the Lincoln Chronicle on February 10, 1983.