A leading regional daily is axeing its four geographical editions from this week after moving its printing operation.
The Yorkshire Post has previously printed an edition for each of the four historic areas of the county – West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.
Now they are to be combined into a single first edition, with a final edition for late-breaking news and sports results.
It follows the closure of the Post’s printing plant in Leeds and the switching of the printing operation to Sunderland and Dinnington, near Sheffield, from today.
However the print move is also allowing the Johnston Press owned title to move to full colour from today.
And bosses say the changes will not mean the disappearance of district content from the paper.
“On the back of the additional colour availability Saturday’s Weekend edition has undergone a transformation which has enabled us to give the paper a fresher look.
“District content will still be included in the paper and, for many staff, there is a chance that their work will get a better show – and be read by many more readers.
“Our plan is to produce two editions per day, which brings the Monday to Friday paper in line with our best-selling Saturday operation.”
The weekday paper is to be printed in Sunderland with the Saturday paper printed at Dinnington.
One JP insider said that the edition structure had had to be changed because the Sunderland press could not cope with producing four editions or adding extra pagination.