Trinity Mirror has announced The Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo will become a weekly publication from next month.

At the same time, a Gloucestershire edition of the Western Daily Press will be launched to cater for readers in the county who still want a daily print product.

TM has confirmed that up to five jobs will be lost as a result of the changes with staff meetings due to take place today.

The frequency changes are the first to take place in the former Northcliffe group, now part of Trinity Mirror, since the Lincolnshire Echo, Scunthorpe Telegraph, Exeter Express & Echo and Torquay Herald Express went from daily to weekly in 2011.

Triniy Mirror itself took the Liverpool Daily Post weekly in the same year before closing the title altogether in December 2013.

The Echo will retain Tewkesbury and Forest editions, and add a new edition for Stroud.

The Citizen and Gloucestershire Echo will become weekly from October 12th.

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Posted by Visit Gloucestershire