December 10, 2013 Last Updated 9:30 am

Trinity Mirror to close Liverpool Post after 158-year run

The Liverpool Post has seen a lot of history in its 158 years – two World Wars, the Beatles, and the demise of newspapering. Trinity Mirror said today that come the New Year the paper, along with the Liverpool Post Business Daily and their websites will be shuttered.

“This is a decision we take with the heaviest of hearts. Sadly, the Liverpool city region no longer generates the demand in terms of advertising or circulation, to sustain both the Post and the Liverpool Echo,” Trinity Mirror North West Managing Director, Steve Anderson Dixon said.

The good news is that no newsroom jobs will be lost in the move, though it is assumed some sales and support staff positions will be eliminated.

“It has been a privilege and an honour to edit this great newspaper and having to share this news with its readers is without doubt the saddest moment of my professional career,” the editor Mark Thomas said in the paper’s announcement.

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