The printing arm of DMGT is set to close its print centre at Derby with the loss of around 30-40 jobs, it was confirmed today.
Harmsworth Printing Ltd has carried out a review of its existing print operations which also include its centres at Surrey Quays, Didcot and Stoke.
Now it is proposing to close the Derby plant which has recently been responsible for printing editions of the Daily Mail in the North and Midlands.
The Derby Telegraph newspaper, which used to be printed on the site, is not affected as it is now printed on Trinity Mirror presses in Birmingham alongside its Northcliffe Media stablemate the Nottingham Post.
A spokesman for DMGT said: “During a recent consultation process it was made clear to everybody that the company is continuing to review its printing operations.
“That review has regrettably concluded that the HPL Derby centre is at risk.”
The spokesman added that the company aims to meet elected representatives of affected staff in the coming weeks.