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Regional daily’s first ever weekend edition hits the streets

The first weekend edition in a regional daily’s almost 140-year long history went on sale on Saturday.

The Dundee Evening Telegraph’s first ‘Weekend Telegraph’ hit newsstands across its patch for the first time, around six months after it was first conceived.

To mark its launch, the Telegraph, below, was handed out for free with staff holding an event in Dundee’s City Square.

Its ordinary cover price will be 55p, in line with the newspaper’s weekday offerings.

Weekend Tele 1

Editor Steven Bell said: “This is a really exciting time for the ‘Tully.’ The Weekend Tele has been a project about six months in the making, from the original discussions to the launch of the first edition this Saturday, and it’s finally becoming a reality.

“The idea was simple – to take the paper we already produce five nights a week and give our fantastic readers even more of what they like. More local news. More sport. More features.”

The new edition also includes a 24-page entertainment magazine with TV listings for the week ahead.

Steven added: “Folk can expect what they always get from their favourite evening paper: great exclusives, interviews with major local players and amazing real-life stories.

“Sport will also have a local feel, with a focus on the grassroots football and other activities that we all enjoy. The bonus on a Saturday is Seven, our brilliant new 24-page magazine.

“I’m really proud of the team that has brought it together and hope that readers are as excited about the Weekend Tele as we are.”


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