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Regional daily launches beer for 125th anniversary

A regional daily newspaper has launched its own beer as part of celebrations to mark its 125th anniversary.

The Hull Daily Mail is producing Mail 1885 – which is on sale at pubs and bars throughout the area – in partnership with a local brewery.

It has been created as part of a fortnight of special events being held to mark the important anniversary for the newspaper, which takes place next Wednesday.

Other events for the milestone year include a 32-page supplement which will be published in the paper on the anniversary itself, while staff will be interviewed live on Radio Humberside’s morning show the same day.

Editor John Meehan said: “We are very proud to have served the communities of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire for 125 years and we’re hoping our readers will join our staff in marking this very special occasion.

“From the outset, the Mail was clear about it mission to cover the news which matters most to our readers and to represent their interests. While so much else has changed, our role at the heart of all things local has remained a constant.”

Coverage to mark the anniversary will include details of how the paper finds and publishes the news by following a major story through all stages of production.

Newspaper historians will analyse changes in the way news has been reported over the years and on Tuesday a broadsheet replica of its first edition will be given away free with the paper.

And local readers, along with those from across the world, will explain why the newspaper is important to them.

The anniversary will be further marked with a special edition of the paper’s monthly magazine Flashback and an exhibition at the Hull History Centre.

Events to commemorate the milestone began in January with the launch of a new book about its history, put together by former reporter Barbara Robinson.

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  • September 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    The Western Morning News in Devon and Cornwall did that for its 150th Anniversary back in June – with percentage of money from sales going to charity. Very tasty it was too.

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