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Publisher increases cover prices at Scottish, Yorkshire and Midlands titles

A regional publisher has unveiled cover price increases at 28 of its newspapers.

National World has announced the price rises of either 5p or 10p at its weekly titles in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Scotland and Yorkshire, to come into effect from next week.

In Scotland, the price of the Cumbernauld News & Kilsyth Chronicle, Fife Herald and St Andrews Citizen will all go up from £1.40 to £1.50, while the East Fife Mail and the Motherwell Times & Bellshill Speaker will increase from £1.20 to £1.30.

In addition, the price of the Berwickshire News will go from £1.65 to £1.70, the Fife Free Press from £1.35 to £1.40, the Kirkintilloch & Bishopbriggs Herald from £1.10 to £1.20, the Carluke & Lanark Gazette from £1.30 to £1.40 and the Midlothian Advertiser from £1.25 to £1.30.

Worksop Guardian

In Yorkshire, the prices of the Harrogate Advertiser, Knaresborough Post, Pateley Bridge & Nidderdale Herald, Ripon Gazette and Wetherby News will all change from £1.90 to £2.

The Doncaster Free Press, Pontefract & Castleford Express and Wakefield Express will cost £1.60, compared to their price £1.50 cover price, while the change is from £1.30 to £1.40 at the Brighouse Echo, Dewsbury & Mirfield Reporter, Batley & Birstall News and Spenborough Guardian.

At the Sheffield Telegraph, the increase is from £1.70 to £1.80 while in Lincolnshire, the Boston Standard’s price changes from £1.10 to £1.20 and the Louth & Mablethorpe Leader’s from £1.20 to £1.30.

Nottinghamshire titles the Mansfield Chad and Worksop Guardian will see their price change from £1.50 to £1.60.

A spokeswoman for the Federation of Independent Retailers said the newsagents’ trade body is “pleased” with the pro-rata terms for retailers following the move.

HTFP has approached National World for a comment.