The Frome Standard will be closing its office in the town today after its lease on the building came to end.
According to a story on the paper’s website, staff will continue to work in Frome but will be based at an office in Wells.
The journey from Frome to Wells is 17 miles by road and takes approximately 34 minutes via the A361.
Standard editor Lynne Fernquest, pictured, said: “We remain as committed as ever to Frome and while our staff may report into our office in Wells, our reporters and newspaper sales staff will continue to be out and about in Frome and the surrounding area daily ensuring we are capturing all of the latest news.”
Contact details for the Standard’s two reporters, Claire Wilson and Caroline Wood, will stay the same.
A single site, to be called Somerset Live, is to be created as the online presence for the Standard, the Central Somerset Gazette, Cheddar Valley Gazette, Somerset Guardian, Wells Journal, Western Gazette, North Somerset Mercury and Shepton Mallet Journal.