Three weekly newspapers have merged into a single publication – mirroring a move made by a number of its sister titles two years ago.
The single newspaper is now known as the Hemel Hempstead Gazette & Express, and is published on Wednesdays.
The move came into effect at the end of last month, and follows similar changes made by JP in the North of England in 2015.
It reads: “Please be aware that from week commencing May 29 the Hemel Gazette, Berkhamstead & Tring Gazette and the Hemel Express will be merged to form one publication. The new publication will be called the Hemel Hempstead Gazette & Express and will continue to be delivered every Wednesday.
“Please ensure your system is updated from week commencing May 29 with the new barcode which can be found below. Your current terms will remain unchanged.
“Please continue to keep the publication on sale for the entire week, as any unsold copies will be collected when your new edition is delivered.
“Should you have any questions regarding this change, please email or telephone us on the contact details below. Your continued support is very much appreciated.”
Johnston Press has so far declined to comment further on the move.