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Weekly to include sister title as free pull-out due to coronavirus

A weekly newspaper will include the latest edition of its sister title as a pull-out due to distrubution issues arising from the coronavirus crisis.

The May edition of Newsquest’s Northern Farmer magazine will feature inside this Friday’s Darlington & Stockton Times to help spread agricultural news to the “widest possible audience” during the pandemic.

The move comes as the restrictions imposed as a result of the crisis have caused “significant issues for the normal distribution of the magazine”, according to the Times.

Both titles will include all their usual features and news.

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Times editor Hannah Chapman said: “Farming news has always been a crucial part of D&S, so it is good news for readers that the first edition of the month will now include Northern Farmer magazine, for no extra cost.

“In these difficult times, it is a great opportunity for both titles.”

Andrew Hitchon, editor of Northern Farmer, added: “By combining with our sister title we will ensure that our loyal readers will continue to enjoy the best of farming news and features from across the North of England.”

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