A long-standing regional newspaper which began life as a daily title in 1895 is set to be closed by publisher Trinity Mirror later this month.
The Nuneaton Tribune will publish its final edition on 24 September, just over a year after it slashed its distribution and launched a new pick-up model.
The free weekly previously had a circulation of nearly 35,000 but last September cut this to 15,000 with the title available for pick-up at 99 retail outlets across North Warwickshire, Leicestershire and the West Midlands.
Trinity Mirror said there would be “no impact” on staff as a result of the closure but has not given any further details about this.
The Warwickshire town is one of the few areas of the country where both Local World and Trinity Mirror, who earlier this year were rumoured to be in merger talks, publish titles whose circulation areas overlap.
The Tribune started life as a daily called the People’s Tribune in 1895 and went from its paid-for evening status to a free weekly in 1992 following a newspaper “war” in the town which at one point saw three dailies competing for readers.
When its distribution was changed last year, the title said the move would allow it to reach new readers and ensure everyone who wanted to receive the paper could do so.
Confirming the closure of the title, a Trinity Mirror spokesman said: “The last edition will be published on Thursday 24 September.
“There is no impact on staff as a result of this closure.”