Three paid-for sister weeklies have vowed they “will be back” after temporarily ceasing publication due to coronavirus.
HTFP reported earlier this week how County Armagh-based title the Examiner, another Northern Irish paid-for weekly, confirmed it had made the same move due to concerns over staff safety.
In a front page editorial comment explaining the decision, the Bangor-based Spectator said: “It is in the best interests of our staff that our three titles will close for several weeks until the tide has turned and it is safe for people to once again begin to venture outdoors.
“We will continue to update our readers on social media, providing vital and important information to the local people who have relied on our newspapers for so long.
“Rest assured we will not be disappearing. We will be back.”