Two weekly newspapers covering an East Yorkshire town are to be merged into a single “bumper” title by publisher Johnston Press.
The Driffield Times and Driffield Post, both paid-for titles, are to be combined into the Driffield Post and Times from 8 September.
The Times, which currently sells for 48p, had an average weeky circulation of 4,401 according to latest ABC figures. The town has a population of 11,477.
It is not known whether any jobs will be lost as a result of the changes, which were announced in this week’s editions in a piece headlined ‘Coming soon … a new paper.’
Nick Procter, who edits both titles, told readers: “A bigger, better, brighter newspaper for Driffield and its villages is on the way … your favourite papers the Driffield Times and Driffield Post are being merged into one bumper weekly issue.
“The new newspaper will have even more coverage of local news and sport as well as bringing the motors and property sections together in one edition.”
“Exciting times are ahead and we’re sure you will love the new Driffield Times & Post when it launches in September,” he added.
The newly-merged title will go on sale at 80p, which is 20p cheaper than the current cost of the two papers combined. It will be available to subscribers at 60p.
Johnston Press has declined to give any further details on the move.