End of the line for broadsheet

The free independent weekly broadsheet East Riding Gazette has folded after just two years.

Produced by the East Riding Gazette Group, the paper employed around eight staff – including five in editorial.

Launch editor Neil Speight, now editor of the Thurrock Gazette , said the paper’s first year had been successful.

he added: “The paper’s premise was to be a high-quality editorial
product but the powers that be were unable to sustain that quality.

“In the end I walked away with a great deal of regret.”

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