UK’s Newquest may shut 11 papers

The United Kingdom’s Newsquest group may shut 11 newspapers due to increasing issues with debt and advertising revenue.

A review period to January 7 includes feedback from staff on redundancies and cost cutting measures that may save the papers.

Notably Newsquest is the UK arm of Gannett.

Titles affected are

Blackpool Citizen
Preston Citizen
Lancaster Citizen
Westmorland Messenger
Congleton Guardian
Macclesfield Community News
Hale Community News
Knutsford Community News
Lancashire Auto Exchange
Manchester & Merseyside Auto Exchange
Wilmslow and Bramhall Community News

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