The Newsquest-owned Bridport News and Lyme Regis News have been merged into one “bumper newspaper”.
The cover price of the new Dorset title will be 50p, a 5p rise on both of the former newspapers.
The weekly Bridport title recorded an average circulation of 7,778 last year according to ABC. The Lyme Regis weekly was not audited.
Here is the letter sent by group editor Toby Granville to readers:
On Thursday, July 3, the Bridport News and the Lyme Regis News will become one bumper newspaper.
All the latest local news and information for the Bridport and Lyme Regis area will be in one newspaper replacing the two separate editions – but there’ll be more of it.
And, for just a small rise of 5p to 50p, this new bigger and better Bridport & Lyme Regis News will continue to provide you with the best quality local news you’ve come to expect, plus all your favourite sections including ‘Seven Days’ – your ultimate entertainment guide.
As our loyal readers, you are all very important to us and I’m sure you’ll agree that the new Bridport & Lyme Regis News is excellent value for money and an unmissable read.
All the best.