Bristol Observer newspaper closing as a result of 'changing reader habits', says Trinity Mirror

Free weekly newspaper The Bristol Observer is to close next month.

Owner Trinity Mirror said the decision to cease publication had been “driven by changing reader habits and customer needs”.

The Observer, a sister paper to daily the Bristol Post, will publish its last edition on 30 November.

No staff roles are affected by the closure, Press Gazette understands.

News for the Bristol area will continue to be covered by the Post in print and bristolpost.co.uk online.

The Observer is the latest former Local World title to be closed by Trinity Mirror after it bought the group in a deal worth £220m.

First published in the 1960s, the Observer has four editions across Bristol with a combined distribution of nearly 55,000 each week (ABC figures to December 2016).

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2 thoughts on “Bristol Observer newspaper closing as a result of 'changing reader habits', says Trinity Mirror”

  1. What better time for the Bristol Observer to settle its debt to a former employee (me) by sending the severance pay it still owes, plus 13-and-three-quarter years’ interest?

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