Regional publisher Newsquest has merged two of its weekly newspapers into a single ‘bumper’ title and raised the price by 5p.
The Bridport News and Lyme Regis News, previously published as two separate editions, have become one paper.
The move has been accompanied by a cover price rise from 45p to 50p.
Wrote Toby: “I am writing to inform you of some exciting new changes that will be happening to the Bridport News and Lyme Regis News from next week.
“On Thursday, July 3, the Bridport News and the Lyme Regis News will become one bumper newspaper.
“All the latest local news and information for the Bridport and Lyme Regis area will be in one newspaper replacing the two separate editions – but there’ll be more of it.
“And, for just a small rise of 5p to 50p, this new bigger and better Bridport & Lyme Regis News will continue to provide you with the best quality local news you’ve come to expect.”
The Bridport News had a paid-for circulation of 7,778 in the most recent ABCs published in February.
No separate figure was given for the Lyme Regis News.