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Former Lincolnshire daily unveils first weekly edition

The Lincolnshire Echo has today unveiled its first weekly edition after its switch from daily publication.

Today’s bumper 192-page editon, which includes a 44-page property pullout, heralds a new era for the Northcliffe-owned title after 120-years of daily  publishing in the cathedral city.

Acting editor Steven Fletcher declared himself “really pleased” with the result which he said had already had a good response from readers and advertisers alike.

The Echo is the fourth Northcliffe daily to go weekly this year, following the Torquay Herald Express, Scunthorpe Telegraph and Exeter Express and Echo.

Today's new-look weekly Lincolnshire Echo

Said Steven:  “We’ve had a great reaction from readers  this morning. People like the new look and all the content. There’s so much more news and features, and all the team have done a fantastic job.”

“And the business community got behind us as soon as the announcement was made. I held a breakfast briefing in the city which was well attended, and everyone understood the reasons behind the change.

“They know we will still be first with breaking news and sport on  and our relationship with the digital team will be more important than ever before.

“It’s the end of one era, and the start of a bright new one.”

The switch from daily to weekly has seen five editorial staff lose their jobs via compulsory redundancy, including deputy editor Martin Mammatt.

However no frontline staff reporters or feature writers were among those made redundant.