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Weekly leaves city centre base for new home four miles away

A weekly newspaper and its sister website have left their city centre base for a new home four miles away.

The Lincolnshire Echo has left Brayford Wharf North, where it had been based for the past decade, to move along with its Lincolnshire Live sister site to The Regatta, on the outskirts of Lincoln.

According to The Lincolnite, several notices have been placed in the windows of the Echo’s former office revealing the titles’ new address.

Owner Reach plc says the move to a “new modern site” has come after its lease at Brayford Wharf, pictured, expired.

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The Echo had been based at the office since 2009, and was where it underwent its transformation from daily to weekly in 2011.

Prior to that, it was based at a nearby building which was purchased by the University of Lincoln.

Neil Hodgkinson, editor-in-chief for Reach Regionals Yorkshire, Humber and Lincolnshire, said: “With the lease at an end on our city centre premises, it felt like a natural time to consider a move to a new modern site that was a better fit for our Lincolnshire team”.

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  • February 14, 2020 at 11:40 am
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    What on earth will they do when they have to go to court? Or a council meeting? Or need to take a pic of traffic chaos? No longer the beating heart of the city and county.

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  • February 14, 2020 at 12:20 pm
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    If I were them, I’d be checking how long the lease on the new office has to run.

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  • February 14, 2020 at 12:23 pm
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    And so the sad decline of the local newspaper industry continues….

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  • February 14, 2020 at 1:59 pm
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    This may sound controversial but I reckon they may just pop in a car for the 10-minute drive into town for court / council / traffic chaos / asteroid strike etc
    True, if all this happen at once they could be in a bit of trouble. But I reckon they’ll manage and the industry can live to fight another day

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  • February 14, 2020 at 2:57 pm
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    A huge mistake – a classic example of how to reduce print sales by not being accessible to those that want to pop in with a story or even death notice.

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