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Weekly publishes last ever broadsheet edition after 127 years

A weekly newspaper has published its last ever broadsheet edition after 127 years.

The Herald series, which operates in parts of Surrey and Hampshire, will switch to a tabloid format from Thursday as a result of reader feedback.

The Herald’s cover price will increase from 60p to 80p at the same time as the switch, but the paper says this is only its second rise in the past 10 years.

The five-edition weekly – which serves Farnham, Haslemere, Alton, Bordon and Liphook – is owned by Tindle Newspapers and was launched in 1892.  Its final broadsheet edition came out yesterday.

Editorial Manager Colin Channon said: “We asked our readers and advertisers, and it became very clear they wanted the Herald to change to a more reader-friendly format.

“But rather than simply moving to tabloid, this has given us a chance to inject more local news and sport, and to increase pagination to introduce a new leisure section, giving our readers even more value for money.”

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  • April 1, 2019 at 9:37 am

    that’s a busy front page to bow out with. All the broadsheets I know locally who went tabloid lost sales, so good luck with that one. Excellent design and top-notch journalism would help retain readers.

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