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Weekly News job fears



A printing trade magazine is reporting as many as 28 jobs could be impacted at the Newbury Weekly News.

It is understood management at the firm are consulting staff over the future of the print plant.

Newbury Weekly News CEO James Gurney told PJNews that it was becoming increasingly difficult to remain competitive with larger group-owned print plants.

Added to that, Newsquest will be moving the recently purchased Isle of Wight County Press - one of Newbury’s largest contract customers - back onto Newsquest presses in January.

Another Newbury customer, The Maidenhead Advertiser, is also leaving in January. “We simply do not have the automation and the scales of economy are against us. It’s been a race to the bottom,” said Mr Gurney.


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