Two newspaper offices have closed while a senior editorial role has been axed in a series of changes at regional publisher Local World.
In a further change, Steve Lowe, content director for the LSN titles since December 2013 and previously group editor-in-chief, left the business on Friday.
The shake-up follows the arrival of Richard Duxbury, who took over as managing director of the former Iliffe businesses in Cambridge, Bedfordshire and the South Midlands in April.
He replaced the former MD Mike Richardson who has since also left the business.
The offices in Luton and Northampton closed earlier this month with the opening of new editorial “hubs” in partnership with the Culture Centre in Luton and the Guildhall in Northampton.
Local World said the new Luton hub offered the capacity to produce Luton on Sunday and that Luton editorial staff will continue to be based in the town, while the Northampton hub will provide “an ideal location to meet customers and develop content”
Said Richard: “We continue to build our town centre presence in our key markets now that our employees are mobilised and can generate sales and content without the constraints of an office.
“The Luton and Northampton hubs will offer a greater service to our clients and bring us closer to our local audience.”
Steve, whose role is not being replaced, originally joined LSN Media in 1998 as a reporter before becoming political correspondent, news editor, group editor and finally group editor-in-chief in 2004.
Richard added: “Steve has always led by example and has been a fantastic member of the team. We wish him the best and thank him for all his hard work.”