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Closure threat for Lincoln Chronicle

Proposal follows “detailed review of the company”. 90-day staff consultation is now underway

New look for Lincs weeklies will strengthen branding

Lincolnshire Newspapers this week unveiled a new look for all its paid-for titles. New mastheads have been introduced across the portfolio – part of Johnston Press – to strengthen each title’s brand identity. The new-look papers also share a tightly-knit

Weeklies' big cat search intensifies

As the “silly season” gets into full swing, readers of four Lincolnshire weekly papers are being kept up-to-date with the latest sightings of the infamous Wolds panther. They are leading the search for hard evidence of the local “beast” that

Five-week strike is over

More than five weeks of strike action by journalists has come to an end with agreement over pay and conditions. The National Union of Journalists has negotiated a recognition and procedures agreement for staff at Welland Valley Newspapers and also

Advertiser print division up for sale

The Newark Advertiser looks set to sell its printing division to local rival Mortons Print, of Horncastle, Lincs. The company said it was in negotiation to sell the print division as a going concern. And it is expected the transaction

Magazine focus after newspapers sale

Morton’s of Horncastle has confirmed the way forward for the company will be in magazines, following the sale of its newspaper division to Johnston Press. A statement from the company, following the sale of Lincolnshire Independent Newspapers, said the newspapers

'Mr Newspaper' is dead

A Lincolnshire journalist, affectionately known as ‘Mr Newspaper’, has died. Bill Skelton, (80), entered journalism in 1965 as the Woodhall Spa correspondent for the Lincolnshire Standard. Six months later he became editor of the Horncastle and Woodhall Spa edition when

Johnston snaps up Lincolnshire titles

Johnston Press has increased its portfolio in the East Midlands with the purchase of four weekly titles from Mortons Media. The titles include the Horncastle News series, the Louth Leader series, the Skegness News and the Market Rasen Mail. All

Sale gets DTI approval

Department of Trade and Industry officials have approved the transfer from Mortons Media Ltd to Johnston Press plc of five local newspaper titles and their related assets. The formal transfer took place yesterday. The titles include the Horncastle News (including

Three pull-out specials mark floods mayhem

The weekly Skegness Standard has published the first of three eight-page pull-out specials to mark the 50th anniversary of the devastating east coast floods that changed the face of Lincolnshire. Long-forgotten by people outside the area, the floods were whipped