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Road accident causes regional daily three hour delay

A regional daily was delayed reaching the newsstands after a road accident involving a lorry transporting the papers.

The Hull Daily Mail hit the shops around three-and-a-half hours late on Tuesday after the delivery lorry came off an icy road as it was carrying the papers from the printers to its delivery vans.

The driver of the lorry was not injured and the vehicle was pulled out by a rescue truck before continuing on its way.

A story about the delay on the Mail’s website said: “Copies of the Hull Daily Mail and East Riding Mail newspapers are now being delivered to newsagents. Delivery was delayed this morning after a lorry transporting papers was involved in a road accident. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

Elsewhere one of the two editions of the North Wales Daily Post was not printed on Monday after the title experienced production problems.

The paper’s East edition was lost after the title suffered production problems and stories due to be in the edition were published yesterday instead.

The Trinity Mirror title is published in two editions for the eastern and western areas of its patch, which were launched in early 2011.

Trinity Mirror had not responded to requests for a comment at the time of publication.