Fourteen jobs cut at Newsquest's Brighton Argus

Newsquest daily the Brighton Argus has made 14 people redundant including three in editorial, Press Gazette understands.

They include 11 from the newspaper’s home delivery team in the newspaper sales department, one from features, one from the picture desk and one editorial archivist.

Letters to staff that were under threat were reportedly sent out on 4 November, followed by a one-month consultation period which expired last week.

When the original news of the redundancies was announced in November an anonymous member of staff claimed it was the fifth year running that Newsquest had made redundancies just before Christmas in Brighton.

Last year six subbing jobs were cut as part of the shift of its news subbing operation to offices in Southampton, which led to industrial action in 2011.

Newsquest declined to comment.

Meanwhile, there are reports that Newsquest’s free weekly the Yeovil Express is due to print its last edition next week – though the paper has again declined to comment on the claims.

The news comes after the closure of Northcliffe’s Yeovil Times last month.

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