Today's paper is the final daily edition of your Telegraph
THE final daily edition of the Scunthorpe Telegraph is published today.
From next week, your Telegraph is to become a weekly newspaper, heralding the dawn of a new and exciting era.
Since 1937, the Telegraph has provided unrivalled coverage of news in North Lincolnshire and campaigned tirelessly on behalf of readers and the area.
Our place at the heart of the community will be cemented as the switch to a weekly publication will enable us to provide more valued content, more in-depth stories and allow us to satisfy the changing requirements of readers and advertisers.
And in our first edition next Thursday, there will be a chance to win free petrol and an iPad 2. We will also reveal the 200 community groups who have won a share of the £20,000 cash jackpot being given out in our Cash For Your Community campaign.
In future weeks, there will be savings on your food bills and special money-off vouchers.
Of course, your Telegraph will remain the must-have medium for news, sport and information.
And we will continue to deliver jobs, property, motors and classified advertising for customers.
The reason for the move has been well documented in recent weeks.
Since its inception 74 years ago, the Telegraph has evolved to meet the needs of a population that has busier lifestyles and less time to read a local newspaper.
And in the face of declining circulation and advertising revenues, the best way of securing a sustainable future is to become a weekly title.
Next week’s publication will include our monthly Business Telegraph supplement and is expected to total more than 170 pages.
Editor Mel Cook said: “The editorial and advertising teams have been working hard to produce a bumper first edition. The new paper will be crammed with news, sport and features and we welcome a host of advertisers, old and new.
“We are looking forward to seeing the first edition on the news stands next week and would welcome your views.”
Managing director Mark Price said: “This is the dawn of a new era and will create a sustainable business that ensures our commitment to the community, our readers and advertisers.
“We expect the copy sale of the first edition to be significantly improved as there has been considerable demand for the new Telegraph.
“I would like to thank all of our staff, retailers and suppliers who have helped us set up the first edition.”
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