Five journalists who were not paid by their newspaper for 12 weeks have won £19,000 at a tribunal.
The five employees of The Darrener, based in Darwen, Lancashire, were not paid between April and June last year.
The paper has not been published since mid-July, though is still listed by Companies House as actively trading.
According to the Lancashire Telegraph, Judge Peter Russell awarded former editor Peter Holland £6,837.54, chief reporter Miranda Taylor £4,750, graphic designer Martyn Halliwell £3,266, reporter Simone Yates £2,100 and layout assistant Lisa Geogarty £2,484.50.
The staff took the action against the newspaper’s former owner, Ted Ward.