A weekly editor has told readers that they are “far more likely” to see his staff out and about on their patch after their office closes this week.
The move is part of the growing trend among publishers towards mobile working, with the intention that reporters will spend more time in the community.
Wrote Neil: “It is 160 years since the forerunner of this newspaper was set up with the intention of informing and entertaining the people of Market Harborough and the surrounding district.
“Times, and technology, have undoubtedly changed, but the Mail’s commitment to the district remains.
“The reality is that the number of people who actually come to see us in our office make it inviable to continue to be open to personal callers. But we are available by appointment, by phone, by email and by social media.
“And the other reality is you are far more likely to see us out and about than ever before.”
The Corby office of the Kettering-based Northants Telegraph is also closing.