Tamworth Times is closing

Jul 3, 2009 by Warren

tamworthtimesThe much loved weekly Tamworth Times is to be closed according to reports in the national press.

It was widely reported that Trinity Mirror, owners of the weekly  Tamworth Times were to close some of their local publications.  It has now emerged that Tamworth Times is one of the those that is due to be closed, along with titles throughout the area, including the Lichfield Post and Burton Trader.

Georgina Harvey, Trinity Mirror Regionals managing director, said in the Financial Times:

“These actions announced today are designed to protect our Midlands businesses. We are seeking volunteers from within affected groups in order to minimise any necessity for compulsory redundancies.”

“In addition we are offering the opportunity for staff in other parts of our Midlands businesses not affected by these proposals to volunteer for redundancy.”

Staff at the Tamworth Times are now being consulted by the group with regards to the closure.

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