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Regional daily moves ‘back home’ to office after four years away

A regional daily has moved “back home” to the building where its staff were previously based after four years away.

The Hartlepool Mail has moved to a “premium office suite” at Advanced House, in Wesley Square.

Mail staff were based in the building from the 1990s until 2015, when they moved to a premises on Scarborough Street.

Since it departure, the site has undergone a major investment and conversion to modern offices by current owner Rob Collier and his company Advanced Retail Solutions.

Editorial direcor Joy Yates (front left) with staff (left-right) Chris Cordner, Paul Wilderspin, Gavin Foster, Mark Payne and Beverely Glover

Editorial direcor Joy Yates (front left) with staff (left-right) Chris Cordner, Paul Wilderspin, Gavin Foster, Mark Payne and Beverely Glover

Joy Yates, Hartlepool Mail editor and JPIMedia North East editorial director, said: “We are delighted to be ‘back home’ in a superb fit-for-purpose office, in an ideal town centre location. We hope our readers will pop in to tell our reporters, including Hartlepool specialist reporter Mark Payne, their news.

“Our Hartlepool United writer, Dominic Scurr, is within walking distance of [Hartlepool United stadium] Victoria Park and you’ll still see our head of images and well-known photographer, Frank Reid, at every town event. Chris Cordner, our nostalgia writer, has our extensive archives at his fingertips – don’t forget we’ve been serving the Hartlepool community since 1877.

“I am extremely proud the Hartlepool Mail continues to provide coverage of all news, sport and features including unrivalled coverage of Hartlepool Borough Council meetings, from local democracy reporter Nic Marko. We provide vitally important daily coverage of courts to ensure our readers are aware of all that happens in their community and to ensure recognition of an open justice system.

“The Mail publishes six days a week and we are increasingly proud of our ever-growing online and social audience, with round-the-clock coverage of everything going on in Hartlepool and surrounding areas. I would like to thank Rob Collier and all his team at Advanced House for being so welcoming and providing such fabulous facilities.”


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  • August 14, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Great to see them back in the town centre, but wouldn’t you think they’d have organised a photographer so they wouldn’t have had to use a wonky, badly exposed and badly composed photograph, especially given the occasion? Pretty much sums up the regional press attitude to the value of a good news picture.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Spot on @ElectricPics – everything about the photograph is wrong. Can you imagine a law firm, for instance, sending out a picture like that with a press release?

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