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Daily’s staff to be based at sister title’s HQ after office closure confirmed

A regional daily is set to be based at the office of a sister title 12 miles away when its office closes next month.

Reach plc has confirmed the Burton Mail’s office at Milton House, in Worthington Way, will close on 10 January.

It is proposed that, following the closure, Mail staff will be based at the Derby Telegraph’s office at least two days a week, and work from home the remainder of the time.

Reach is currently consulting with 12 affected members of staff on the issue, and there are no redundancies as a result of the change.

Burton Mail office

The Mail moved to Milton House, pictured, in 2015 from its previous High Street headquarters, where it had been based for 98 years.

Last year’s the Mail’s website was merged with the Derby Telegraph’s under the brand Derbyshire Live, although Burton upon Trent is over the border in Staffordshire.

At the time, National Union of Journalists members on the Mail voiced concerns that the move could result in Burton losing its “separate identity.”

Reach later set up a sister Staffordshire Live website, which carries Burton news along with content from other parts of the county.

A spokesman for the company told HTFP: “We can confirm that the Burton Mail office will close on 10 January.

“We are currently consulting with the 12 affected people on our proposal that they work from the offices of the Derby Telegraph at least two days a week and from home the rest of the time.

“There are no redundancies as a result of this change and we are committed to listening to our employees and keeping them fully informed.”


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  • December 9, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Right at the heart of the community… just the wrong community!

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