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Cover price rise at city daily to take effect from today

A regional daily newspaper is increasing its cover price by five pence following a recent switch to overnight printing.

The increase will come into effect at the Edinburgh Evening News from today, with each copy now costing 70p.

The switch to overnight printing was made earlier this year in a move which owner Johnston Press said was made in line with similar changes across both the company and the industry in general.

The newspaper has been hit by cuts made as a result of the merger of its operations with two sister titles, The Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday.

eveningnewsThe Evening News is now available early in the morning, whereas it had previously hit newsstands at around 11.30am when it went to print on the same day.

Despite Malcolm Chisholm, MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith, questioning whether the Evening News should consider a name change due to the switch, JP says there are no such plans in place.

A Johnston Press spokeswoman said: “At 70p the EEN represents great value for a title packed with local news, views and information.

“A recent switch to overnight printing – which means the EEN is now available earlier in the day – has been well received by our customers and we’re pleased with early sales figures.”


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  • March 2, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Despite the MSP’s protestations, I think the ‘evening’ can be retained. An overnight print will mean that it’s the evening before’s news, surely? No trades description issue in sight.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Want to know what going next day means? Argus Brighton peak sale 100,000 plus as same day multi-edition evening. Brighton Argus sale just over 13,000 now as stale next day paper all trundled out day before. None of fault of staff. That’s just one random example from many across newspaper companies.

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