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Cornish Times ditches broadsheet format

The Cornish Times has changed from a broadsheet to a compact format.

The Times is part of Tindle Newspapers and was launched in 1857.

The change was made after a lengthy consulation with readers.

Director Jan Eagle said: “The Cornish Times is rightly very proud of its tradition, a tradition which has made it so popular with readers and advertisers alike.

“For some time, we have been asked when we will be producing the newspaper in a compact format.

“We have taken notice of what people say and we have responded by carrying out our own research.

“It became evident that this was the way forward.

“After a great deal of planning and hard work by all members of the team, we were ready for our big day.

“This follows on from our move to superb new offices in what used to be a hotel and still remains the most prominent building in Liskeard town centre.

“These are exciting times for all of us, and of course our readers and advertisers.”

Editor John Noble added: “We are very aware that while many people will welcome the new format others enjoy the paper the way it has been.

“So the only thing that has changed is the size – it is still very recognisable as the Cornish Times, sticking closely to the Tindle Newspapers winning formula: local people, local places, local names, local faces.”