The company has confirmed the last edition of the Crawley News will be published next Wednesday, in a move which will also see the neighbouring East Grinstead Courier move to a Friday publication date.
The News’s website will also close, although there will be no job losses as part of the changes.
HTFP revealed yesterday that TM was closing Luton on Sunday, the Northants Herald & Post and Milton Keynes-based title OneMK, with up to 11 jobs at risk.
All four are free newspapers, which were formerly owned by Local World and purchased as part of TM’s £220m takeover of the rival group last year.
The last Wednesday edition of the Courier will be released on the same day as the News’s final edition, before the switch to Friday publication.
A Trinity Mirror spokesperson said: “We continually review our print and digital portfolio to mitigate the ongoing challenges of print and advertising markets.
“Our strategy across the group is to ensure we focus on markets where we are able to grow audience and revenue. It’s for this reason we’ve been forced to close free weekly the Crawley News and its website crawleynews.co.uk.
“The East Grinstead Courier will continue as a distinct title with its own masthead, and we remain committed to serving quality print and digital news to the local audience in this area.
“There will be no job losses as a result of these changes.”
He posted on Twitter today: “I understand that the Crawley News, a paper I spent four happy years on, is to be closed by Trinity Mirror. Such a shame.
“The News had been struggling financially for a while and needed something radical to keep it alive. Not sure abandoning local news and sport and cutting staff levels to the bone was the blue-sky thinking they were after though.”