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Weeklies reveal print return date after coronavirus pause

Two weekly newspapers which suspended publication due to the coronavirus crisis have revealed they are set to return in print.

The Ottery Herald and the Coalville Times have both announced they will be back following a pause in production due to Covid-19.

The Archant-owned Herald will come back this Friday, while independent title the Times returns on 6 August.

HTFP reported last week how the West Highland Free Press, which was also suspended due to the pandemic, will return in print on 7 August.


Revealing the Herald’s return, Archant’s Devon editor Andrew Coley wrote: “It was in the print edition of Friday 27 March, that we announced the suspension of the Ottery Herald, which was the result of the unfolding coronavirus pandemic.

“But now, with lockdown easing, we are delighted to announce that from next week, we will be publishing the Ottery Herald again.

“Our aim is to publish as much news about the town as we can, both in print and online, so we would love to hear about all the things that affect people in Ottery St Mary.”

The Times said in a statement on its Facebook page: “We are pleased to be back in the office here at the Times.

“Please give us a call with your advertising inquiries.

“Our journalists will be back with us at the end of next week and we look forward to publishing our first edition back to be in the shops on Thursday 6 August 2020.”

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