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Newspaper which revived daily late final last year axes edition for second time

A city newspaper has ceased printing a daily late final edition just over a year after it was revived.

The Glasgow Evening Times had reintroduced a second edition in May last year, after it was previously dropped last April.

But owner Newsquest says the edition has now been dropped again due to “changing reader habits”, although the Evening Times will retain the ability to publish a late final should a breaking story merit the publication of one.

At the same time, Newsquest has also confirmed five promotional sales staff have been made redundant in Glasgow.

The late final was revived last year

The late final was revived last year

A Newsquest spokesman said: “The vending operation ceased over two years ago, however we retained some promotional sales positions within Glasgow.

“As a result of changing buying habits, it was no longer viable and has regrettably resulted in five redundancies.”

The revival of a regular Evening Times late final had come about after positive feedback from readers for the paper’s special run on the day of the General Election announcement, on 18 April last year.

But the spokesman added: “In terms of the late edition, we have experimented with the market over the last two years, and have concluded that we will still retain the facility of a second edition but only when a story breaks that merits this.”