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Newspaper observation

June 23rd, 2007 (05:11 pm)

My nostalgic hot metal-loving side was pleased to see that, over twenty years since the Durham Advertiser ceased to be a paid-for weekly (reversed into by its sister freesheet, the Durham Shopper) there is now once more a paid-for weekly paper in Durham, the Durham Times. I picked up a copy when calling at RoadChef at the A1(M), J61, last night. It shares some advertising and copy with the (daily) Northern Echo in Darlington, and has the same editor as its other paid-for weekly sister, the Darlington and Stockton Times, but is otherwise very much its own title. Lots of local history, too, with old photographs. The publishers, Newsquest, have even opened an editorial office in Durham, though advertising is sold from Darlington and the paper is printed on the presses of The Herald in Glasgow. There's a website, of course - www.durhamtimes.co.uk - but I'm glad to see that a new start-up in print newspapers can still be considered by a large newspaper group these days.